The 6th annual emergency services open day at the Intu Trafford Centre gets underway at 10am and ends at 4pm at the Orient car park and in the main hall on Aug 4.

The programme of events are as follows:

  • Opening Ceremony 11am
  • GMFRS cadet race 11.10am
  • RTC demo 11.15am
  • Roof Rescue Demo 1pm
  • CPR Demo 1.30pm
  • Kitchen Fire Safety Demo 3.30pm

And all day there will be lots to do for the kids, like going on fire engines to climbing walls.

Some of the activities will be in the main hall of the Intu Trafford Centre.

Chair of Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Authority, Councillor David Acton, said: “Our ‘999 Day’ in 2015 saw in excess of 165 displays made up of emergency vehicles, vintage appliances, demonstrations and displays and there will be all of that on offer this year, plus more.

 “Last year’s event was attended by over 10,000 people and we are hoping to encourage even more to come along and join in the fun on August 4th.

 “The theme of this year’s event is CPR with the aim of creating a nation of lifesavers and improving survival rates for out of hospital cardiac arrests. There are more than 30,000 every year in the UK and less than one in 10 survive.

 “GMFRS crews have been responding to cardiac arrest calls alongside colleagues at NWAS since September 2015 and the initiative has proved to be a great success with many more people across Greater Manchester being given the best possible chance of survival.

 “Now we want to build on that success by using the skills of our trained staff and NWAS colleagues to train visitors at this event – there will be opportunities throughout the day for visitors to get involved with hands-on CPR training in the main event arena.”