Emergency day is child’s play

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BLARING sirens, fingerprinting, police dogs, firearms officers – and not a criminal in sight.

Barleyhurst Park School played host to members of all three emergency services on Wednesday (February 2) at a special emergency services day.

Children and adults alike were shown some of the equipment and vehicles used on a daily basis by officers from Thames Valley Police, Bucks Fire and Rescue and South Central Ambulance Service.

Some of the youngsters even had the chance to jump up in the front of the vehicles and see how to switch on the lights and sirens that are synonymous with the emergency service crews.

The day was organised by PCSO Chris Nicholls and PC Lee Smith, of the Bletchley Neighbourhood Policing team.

Scenes of Crime officers were also on hand to get the youngsters involved in a fingerprinting exercise, along with police dogs teams and firearms officers.

Chris said: “The event was organised to provide an audio and visual stimuli and to also dispel any myths about specialist units in the emergency services.

“The two hours were a complete success and proved to be a good community engagement event.”

> To see more pictures from the event click on the ‘Emergency Services Day’ link to the right of this page