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Over 1,000 people attend emergency services day in Harpenden

PUBLISHED: 11:33 10 September 2018 | UPDATED: 11:33 10 September 2018

Emergency services open day.

Emergency services open day.

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Over 1,000 people attended an emergency services open day in Harpenden.

The event, which was held on September 1, was the town’s first and brought together police, fire and ambulance services at the fire station to advise and demonstrate to citizens.

More than £2,300 was raised for The Fire Fighters Charity and the local Volunteer Police Cadets.

St Albans and Harpenden volunteer police cadet leader Sgt Steve Alison said: “It was a huge success and I want to say a big thank you to everyone who played a part in that. The feedback from members of the public has been overwhelmingly positive and we will look to hold a similar event in future.”

The event was attended by East of England Ambulance Service, St John’s Ambulance, Herts and Essex Air Ambulance, Herts Volunteer Blood Bikes, Herts emergency responders, Neighbourhood Watch, Volunteer Police Cadets, Herts Fire and Rescue services and officers from local police Safer Neighbourhood Team and Road Policing Unit.

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