Families are being invited to help break a Guinness World Record attempt at a popular event celebrating the emergency services this weekend.
Clumber Park, the National Trust’s flagship attraction in north Nottinghamshire, will host 999 Emergency Services Day on Sunday.
As well as favourites such as fire engines, police cars and ambulances, visitors will be able to get up close and personal with a host of specialist vehicles and equipment from Nottinghamshire Police, East Midlands Ambulance Service and Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS).
The East Midlands fire investigation dog, Dexter, will make an appearance – and there will be the chance to take part in a Guinness World Record attempt when it is hoped more than 3,000 people will join the largest gathering of folk wearing helmets in support of The Fire Fighters Charity.
Deputy chief fire officer Wayne Bowcock, of NFRS, said: “The event is a great opportunity for us not only to tell people more about the work we do, but also to promote some important safety messages which will help prevent people from needing us in an emergency.
“It gives people the chance to see vehicles they might never have seen before, and to talk to colleagues from the police, fire and ambulance services, as well as a host of other organisations, all of which have a role to play in responding to incidents. There’ll also be a number of displays giving a glimpse into our work and training.”
Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping said: “First and foremost I want everyone – visitor and exhibitor, colleagues, families and friends – to have a great day out.
“This is a day that celebrates the work of all the emergency services and visitors will be able to see what a fantastic job they do on a daily basis.
“The show gets bigger and better each year and it’s good to see the public taking a real interest these services, which really help them when they need it most.”
Jacqueline Mooney, operations manager at Clumber Park, added: “We are delighted to be hosting the largest display of emergency response vehicles ever seen locally.
“With a diverse collection of specialist emergency service vehicles, this is a new venture for Clumber as we welcome Emergency Services Day for the first time. It is a rare opportunity to showcase the groundbreaking work and dedication of our emergency response teams which would not usually be on display to the general public.”
The event runs from 10am until 4pm and is free, but the usual National Trust entry fee of £6.80 per car will apply.