Blue Light Festival pulls in the crowds

The Road Traffic simulation which was staged for the crowd
The Road Traffic simulation which was staged for the crowd

Fraserburgh Blue Light Festival pulled the crowds on Sunday May 17 at the tenth annual emergency services displays and exhibitions at Fraserburgh Leisure Centre.

One of the organisers of the event, Watch Manager at the Fraserburgh Station, John Anderson told the Herald he was pleased with the turn out, he said: “There are a lot of events on in the area today but I am very pleased with the turn out this afternoon and the support that there has been from locals for the car wash and the quiz night, both of these events have taken in more funds this year.

Throughout the afternoon both the Red Cross and the Firebrigade were called away to shouts however this did not hamper the exhibitions and displays as the crowds were shown how not to put out a chip pan fire, a demonstration of the skill and care involved in a caring for casualties in joint exercise involving army cadets, ambulance, police and firefighters all attending the scene of an accident, as well as drill displays from the Army Cadets, the Old Parish Church Bugle Band and local pipers. Police vehicles and fire engines were open for inspection letting children and adults see specialised equipment used with officers on hand who were only too pleased to provide explanations.

John added: “The message all the emergency services attending want to put across is safety and I would like to thank everyone who has come along and supported this event, the emergency services for their displays, the charities and other organisations within the main hall and the public for attending the festival.”

The total raised from the three events this year is hoped to be in excess of £1800.

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