Get ready for the town’s 999 emergency display

Erin Thompson and Evie Loose
Erin Thompson and Evie Loose

Eastbourne’s 999 Emergency Services Display takes place July 6-7 at the Western Lawns with a two-day line up from 11am until 5pm.

One of the country’s biggest displays of its kind offers visitors the chance to get a real insight into what life’s like in the Emergency Services.

The free event, sponsored by Crime Reduction Partnership, brings together teams from Sussex Police, East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service (ESFRS), South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAMB), The Maritime and Coastguard Agency and the RNLI.

Visitors can enjoy demonstrations from the RNLI and the Coastguards, the dogs display from Sussex Police, the Road Traffic Collision team, and a CPR demonstration from SECAMB.

There’s plenty for all the family, with the chance of meeting members of the Emergency Services and looking at their vehicles on the Western Lawns.

In addition there will be a cavalcade of several classic emergency service vehicles on both days from Fishermans Green to the show site.

Visitors will also witness breathtaking simulations, including a daring cliff rescue, and there will be a fairground and Top Gear Simulator.

Councillor Carolyn Heaps said “The 999 display is a favourite in the local calendar allowing visitors to see how the emergency teams work.”

Visitors will be entertained on Saturday by the Gadzooks band, followed by the Lewes, Glynde and Beddingham Brass Band on Sunday. Refreshments will also be available on both days on site.

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