Free emergency services open day to be held in Darlington

 11/06/2018

​A FREE emergency services day involving police, fire and ambulance is being held in Darlington this weekend.


The emergency services open day will be held at the town’s police and fire stations from 10am to 5pm this Saturday (June 16).


The event will include custody tours, demonstrations from Crime Scene Investigation, meet and greets with traffic officers, a stall from the retired police dog’s charity Paws Up and crime prevention advice.


There will also be demonstrations from the fire service and the North East Ambulance Service, as well as funfair rides and stalls.


Inspector Chris Knox, from Darlington Neighbourhood Police Team, said: “This is always a really well attended event where the residents of Darlington can meet their local police officers and get an insight into their day-to-day work.


“We hope to see as many people there as possible.”


Dave Glendenning, Darlington District Manager from County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service said: “Our fire station open days are a brilliant fun day for all the family. We will have our fire engines and specialist equipment out to show and our firefighters will be on hand to talk about what we do and how we do it!”


The event is supported by Ron Hogg, Police, Crime and Victims’ Commissioner for County Durham and Darlington. 


He said: “The Darlington emergency services day is a fantastic event as it gives people the opportunity to have an enjoyable day out, while also learning about our emergency services and how to stay safe. 


“People can get involved in activities and watch demonstrations by the emergency services, who are our real-life local superheroes.”