PHOTOS: Emergency services day draws crowds to seafront

PUBLISHED: 08:57 31 August 2019

South West Ambulance Service.    Picture: MARK ATHERTON

South West Ambulance Service. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

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The extraordinary everyday feats of the region's emergency services was highlighted during a day of activities over the weekend.

B.A.R.B. Search and Rescue Hovercraft.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONB.A.R.B. Search and Rescue Hovercraft. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

The seafront in Burnham was packed with visitors keen to see the work professionals and volunteers do.

There was also a chance for them to experience some of the work the emergency services carry out.

Among the groups taking part in the family fun day were Burnham RNLI.

Children got behind the wheel of one of its lifeboats and could imagine what it would be like on the seas trying to conduct a life-saving rescue.

Jon Yabsley with the RNLI's Beach Buddies, brought to life by Geoff Vian.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONJon Yabsley with the RNLI's Beach Buddies, brought to life by Geoff Vian. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Dr James Hickman from Somerset Accident Voluntary Emergency Service.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONDr James Hickman from Somerset Accident Voluntary Emergency Service. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Somerset Accident Voluntary Emergency Service, Avon and Somerset Constabulary's cadets and Freewheelers blood transport charity also took part in the event on Sunday.

South Western Ambulance Service plus Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service also allowed youngsters to dress up in their uniforms.

Burnham on Sea RNLI.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONBurnham on Sea RNLI. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Burnham on Sea Emergency services day along the seafront.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONBurnham on Sea Emergency services day along the seafront. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Burnham on Sea Emergency services day along the seafront.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONBurnham on Sea Emergency services day along the seafront. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Burnham on Sea RNLI.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONBurnham on Sea RNLI. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Dressing up with Avon and Somerset Police Cadets.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONDressing up with Avon and Somerset Police Cadets. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service.    Picture: MARK ATHERTONDevon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Freewheelers Emergency Bike Service (Weston).    Picture: MARK ATHERTONFreewheelers Emergency Bike Service (Weston). Picture: MARK ATHERTON

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