FIRE engines, police and an ambulance all raced to the scene of
a car crashed in the middle of a park - thankfully it was all part
of a hard-hitting demonstration during Stockport Carnival.
An area of Woodbank Park, Stockport, was cordoned off and a
crash damaged car was placed in the middle before police cars, two
fire engines and an ambulance drove onto the field on blue lights
as if they were attending a real emergency.
Community Safety Advisor (CSA) Oliver Harrison, based at Greater
Manchester Fire and Rescue Service's Stockport Borough, said:
"Hundreds of spectators then saw a full scale demonstration of how
the emergency services would react if they came across a drink
driver trapped in a car involved in a road traffic collision.
"Crews from Stockport and Cheadle fire stations worked alongside
North West Ambulance Service to stabilise the vehicle and provided
medical attention to the casualties - who were really two special
constables made up with special effects make up.
"Police officers from Greater Manchester Police's Stockport
Division narrated to the crowd and told them exactly what was going
on and how the driver would be tested for alcohol once they got to
This event was part of the ACPO summer drink drive campaign and
arranged jointly by CSA Oliver Harrison, Watch Manager Matt Rooney
from Stockport Fire Station, Police Constable Paul Lunt from GMP
and Mike Smith from NWAS.
The whole event was made possible thanks to the attendance and
skills of Blue Watch from Stockport and Cheadle fire stations led
by Crew Manager Nick Mottram.
GMFRS volunteers also staffed a fire safety stall to help
members of the public stay safe and the road traffic collision
demonstration trailer used for CFOA Road Safety Week in May was
also there, see link for further information on the trailer:
For more advice on safer driving, please go to
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