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Worcester Community Safety Day enjoyed by all!

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Several thousand people descended on Worcester Racecourse on Saturday (24 July) for the annual Worcester Community Safety Day.

The event, now in its third year, was hosted by Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service in association with Worcester Racecourse, and supported by Listers Group.

The Fire Fighters Charity, West Mercia Police, NHS, St. Johns Ambulance, RNLI, Deaf Direct, Neighbourhood Watch, West Midlands Search & Rescue and Sports Direct all attended.

There were demonstrations by the emergency and rescue services throughout the day, including water rescue and road traffic collision demonstrations (see photographs attached), gas explosion and oil pan fire demos plus a range of food stalls, face painting and competitions for visitors of all ages to enjoy.

Winners of the 'Design a poster' competition were also announced during the event.

This competition was organised by Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service in a bid to promote greater fire safety awareness among children of all ages. Every school in Worcester was invited to participate and the winning entry from each age group was asked to go along to Worcester Community Safety Day where the overall winner was judged by Chief Fire Officer Mark Yates.

Danny Cave (Key Stage 2: 8 -11 year age group) at Warndon Primary School was chosen as the overall winner of the competition, while Madeleine Brown (Key Stage 1: 4 – 7 year age group) from Claines Primary School and Lauren Lee (Key Stage 3:12 – 15 year age group) from Nunnery Wood High School were runners up (see photograph attached).

All of the winners will be invited to Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters in August and Danny Cave, the overall winner, will have his winning design framed and presented to him.