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6 July, 2023

Commissioner’s Office, Police and Fire service team up at Great Yorkshire Show to demonstrate how they are working together to keep our communities safe and feeling safe

Visitors to the Great Yorkshire Show are invited to meet the teams keeping you safe and feeling safe in North Yorkshire and York. The Commissioner’s Office, North Yorkshire Police and North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service will be on stand 330, next to GOLD GATE.

Our joint stand will feature:

  • Water flume – water safety demonstration, highlighting the dangers of open water, rivers, waterfalls and much more.
  • Wavey Davey – practice throwing a rescue line to save Wavey Davey.
  • Driving simulator – suitable for all ages – practice your skills at recognising and avoiding hazards.
  • Vehicles -see the police’s newest BMW, the fire service’s pick up truck and new for this year’s show, a special edition police John Deere tractor, kindly loaned by Ripon Farm Services.
  • Fire safety for the home, farm and business.
  • Experience how quickly a fire spreads in a bedroom or being rescued from a vehicle on our virtual reality headsets.
  • Crime prevention advice for your home, your belongings, your vehicle and yourself.
  • Recruitment advice if you are thinking of joining the police or fire service in a career like no other.
  • Find out about the role of the Commissioner and her office.
  • And much more.

Commissioner Zoë Metcalfe, Police, Fire and crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire and York said:

“If you are visiting the Great Yorkshire Show, please come along to stand 330 near the Gold Gate to find out more about the work of my office, North Yorkshire Police and North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service.

“We are all working to keep you safe and feeling safe so come and say hello and get involved in some of our fantastic interactive educational activities.

“If you are planning a school visit, your children are all welcome but make sure you come in good time as there is plenty to see and do on our stand.

Inspector Mark Earnshaw from North Yorkshire Police’s rural Task Force said:

“The Great Yorkshire Show is an opportunity for us to engage with rural communities across North Yorkshire.

“PCSOs and Police officers from the force’s rural task force will be on the stand to answer any questions about rural crime or policing in general.

“Visitors to the stand will also see our marked police tractor which has been kindly loaned by Ripon Farm Services for use at this year’s show.

“I would urge anyone who has considered joining the police as a volunteer, staff member, Special Constable, or Police Officer to come and see us. This year we have colleagues from our recruitment team with us to discuss current and future opportunities within the police.”

Station Manager for Prevention Adam Farrow, said:

“Learn how to use a throw rope, what to do in a water or fire emergency and how to prevent one, have a go on our virtual reality headsets or get your picture taken in our fire pick up truck there is lots going on at our stand at the Great Yorkshire Show.

“We will have experts on hand to discuss farm fire safety and recruitment opportunities within the fire service – so come along a see us at stand number 330 to find out more.

“It is always a great event and something we look forwards to every year. It is a fantastic opportunity to meet so many people, share information and demonstrate the work we do at North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service.”

Images from last year’s show

People at last years Great Yorkshire Show visiting the joint stand

School children watching the water safety demonstration

Small group watching the water safety demonstration

Police and fire motorbikes being sat on by two women at the Great Yorkshire Show

Early morning before the crowds arrive - Police motorbikes in front of the joint services stand at the great Yorkshire show

Young boy dressed up in police uniform having his picture taken in the wooden fire engine 

Young girl throws rope to save Wavey Davey

Police at Great Yorkshire Show 2022

Police mini tractor