The Yorkshire Air Museum is dialling up a host of fun and activity for all the family as our 999 Emergency Services Day roars to life on Sunday 24th September with an impressive spectacle of displays.
There will be a plethora of vehicles, both historic and current emergency service appliances, from fire engines, ambulances, police cars, York rescue boat, RNLI jet-ski, plus a host of kit and equipment on display. Explore a full Crime Scene Investigation scenario, courtesy of West & East Yorkshire Police CSI Units. Will you be in the frame and get your fingerprints taken? Learn about the vital role played by the British Transport Police in protecting our rail network with their level crossing camera vehicle, patrol / arrest vehicle and display stand.
Ian Reed, Museum Director, comments: We are very grateful to a host of organisations who have rallied their support for this amazing day, giving the public a chance to really engage and interact with our Emergency Service providers, both public and private, who play such a vital role in our community. It will be a day of learning, appreciation, but above all, plenty of fun for all to enjoy!
The event is built around the Museum's own volunteer Fire Team, who operate 4 historic vehicles, including not one, but two 38 tonne Reynolds Boughton Chubb Pathrfinder airport fire tenders! One of these is recently restored and it will be the first public display of this vehicle in its distinctive American yellow colour scheme, the only example in this emergency scheme on this side of the Atlantic! This vehicle is known to have served at Kennedy Airport, USA. (UK built, using an American engine and gearbox, the Chubb Pathfinder was sold domestically but largely exported. 92 built.)
Kids will love exploring these mighty beasts, and all the other fascinating appliances on display.
Sunday 24th September: Gates open at 10.00am and admission is normal admission: £10 Adult; £8 Concession and £5 Child (5-15, and under 5s FOC. Family £26