PHOTOS: Emergency services day draws crowds to seafront

South West Ambulance Service. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

South West Ambulance Service. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

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 ATHERTON

B.A.R.B. Search and Rescue Hovercraft. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

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 ATHERTON

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

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

Dr James Hickman from Somerset Accident Voluntary Emergency Service. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant


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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 ATHERTON

Burnham on Sea RNLI. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

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

Burnham on Sea Emergency services day along the seafront. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

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

Burnham on Sea Emergency services day along the seafront. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

Burnham on Sea RNLI. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Burnham on Sea RNLI. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

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

Dressing up with Avon and Somerset Police Cadets. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

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

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

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

Freewheelers Emergency Bike Service (Weston). Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

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