AN EMERGENCY Services day is being held this weekend at Kendal. 

Cumbria Constabulary, Kendal Fire and Rescue Service, Bay Search and Rescue, Kendal Mountain Rescue and North West Ambulance Services, are inviting families from the area to get involved with the special event. 

Held this Saturday, on October 19, between 12pm and 4pm at Busher Walk there will be plenty of activities for everyone to get involved in. 

From demonstrations to learning about life-saving techniques and crime-stopping activities, emergency services will be at hand to show what they do as part of their role. 

In addition, there will also be a fun kid’s quiz, and refreshments stalls.

This event will be an opportunity for the emergency services to engage with the public around the work they undertake 365 days a year in the community.

The public will also have the opportunity to meet their local policing team.

There will be a road closure in place at Busher Walk, Barrow on the day from 10am. There will also be restrictions on Friday 18th October from 5pm.

Inspector Paul Latham, said: “This is such an important event to hold, it is an opportunity for the public to meet their local teams and for us to get to know them.

“It will be a really fun and entertaining day for all the family but it is also a great opportunity for the public to gain understanding and insight into what our teams do to support our communities. People often wonder why they are stuck in a traffic jam after a collision and this is their opportunity to see what the emergency services are doing that takes the time. Likewise seeing the delicate operation of getting an injured person off of a fell is incredible.

“This is free event is for everyone and I hope we see lots of families, residents and visitors coming out to be entertained and educated and in support of their local emergency service teams.”