Rescue Day is back for 2017

by | 1 June 2017 | Community Event, Gainsborough

Planning is in full swing for the return of this year’s much loved ‘Rescue Day’, a family event which is the day is the biggest of its kind in the country and attracts crowds in excess of 25,000.

Rescue Day 2017 will be held on Saturday 8th July, from 9.00am to 5.00pm, at 7 Lakes Country Park in Crowle, North Lincolnshire. The event first started in 2008 and showcases the excellent work the 999 and rescue services do and allows for the general public to engage with the staff who serve and protect us 24/7. This special day raises funds for emergency service and community related charities.

This year the day is being led by newly elected joint chairpersons, Chris Long and John Armson. They take over from Andy Preskey and Gary Smith who had dedicated many years to Rescue Day and had grown it into the large and hugely successful event it now is.

Chris Long said: “The purpose of Rescue Day is to bring together as many of our rescue services as possible in one place to demonstrate what we do and how we do it. Raising public awareness on safety issues such as the dangers of open waters, road safety, fire prevention, drink / drug driving plus general community safety issues combined with an interesting yet fun day out is the continuing aim of Rescue Day. Visitors will have the opportunity to publicly engage with their police, fire, ambulance, air ambulance, search and rescue, coastguard, water rescue and other service staff”.
Members of the local emergency and rescue services have been involved in the planning of the event and will be taking part on the day, including those from Humberside Fire and Rescue Service, Humberside Police and East Midlands Ambulance Service and many more regional and national services.

The normally tranquil woodland and waterside setting of 7 Lakes Country Park is transformed for the day into a hive of activity with a huge range of emergency related vehicles, with some of the key attractions being the live action demonstrations that include extremely life like incidents including road, train, water and aviation incidents to name but a few.

Chris went onto say: “They’ll be lots to see and do, and it really is a day that all the family can enjoy, children and adults alike. We are pleased to say that the Red Devils parachute display team will again be making a spectacular entrance to Rescue Day cumulating in a decent into the main lake. We hope those that have been to Rescue Day before will come along again this year, and those that haven’t been before will come and experience this unique and exciting event.”

More details can be found at or on social media, Twitter: @Rescue_Day and