Brighton author to open free 999 day of fun on Hove seafront

Posted On 18 Aug 2011 at 5:10 am

An action-packed Emergency Services Fun Day is being held in Hove this weekend.

Bestselling crime writer Peter James will open the free 999 event which is taking place from 10am to 4pm on Hove Lawns on Sunday (21 August).

Sussex Police, East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service, South East Coast Ambulance Service, the Coastguard and RNLI Brighton lifeboat crew will all be taking part.

Firefighters will put on displays and the police dogs will also be in action.

Visitors can also join in some of the fun and learn at first hand about, among other things, the Road Policing Unit and the work of scenes of crime officers.

Stalls and other exhibitions will show the work of the emergency services and show off their equipment with staff on hand to answer questions.

Brighton and Hove police commander Chief Superintendent Graham Bartlett said: “This promises to be a great day out for all the family.

“There will be a variety of action-packed displays from the ever-popular police dogs to the RNLI sail past and plenty of opportunity to talk to local members of the emergency services and learn more about their work.

“The hard-working men and women of the emergency services are there for everyone 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

“It would be wonderful if people could come along and support them on this special day.”

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