Police and fire service team up for open day

One of the demonstrations at a previous open day held by the police

One of the demonstrations at a previous open day held by the police

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The county’s police force and fire service are teaming up for a joint open day next month.

Northamptonshire Police has held open days at its Wootton Hall headquarters in Northampton for a number of years to give people an insight into its work.

But as the police now work much more closely with the fire service, it has been decided to hold a joint event from 11am until 4pm on Saturday, September 6.

Chief Constable Adrian Lee said: “Both the police and fire services are provided for the benefit of the community.

“The resources that people will see at the open day are available to those who need them 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

“The open day is always a very popular and well-attended event. More than 5,000 people attended the previous event held two years ago.”

Northamptonshire’s Chief Fire Officer, Martyn Emberson, added: “The open day will give us a great opportunity to show members of the public how we work in some very difficult and stressful situations. And the fact it is being held with the police will allow us to demonstrate how the two services are working much more closely together.”

The event, which is free, is held every other year at Wootton Hall and will be opened by the High Sheriff of Northamptonshire Anne Burnett.