Firefighters’ charity plan record bid at 999 event

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Firefighters from around Nottinghamshire have asked the public to help them to break a world record at the weekend, at a special emergency services day, set to take place at Clumber Park.

The Fire Fighters Charity will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest number of people in one place wearing fire helmets.

The current record is set at 1,263 and all attendees must be in their helmets for five minutes.

Fire helmets can be purchased on the day, and the attempt is due to begin at 2.30pm on Sunday.

The 999 Emergency Services Day is set to be Nottinghamshire’s biggest display of emergency service vehicles and equipment, organisers said.

As well as favourites such as fire engines, police cars and ambulances, visitors will also be able to get up close and personal with a host of specialist vehicles and resources.

Around 15,000 people are expected to attend, with car parking available until the event closes at 4pm.

There will be no parking on the roads around Clumber Park and there will be some road closures in the area.

Regional fundraiser Laura Harden said: “It is set to be a fantastic day and the attempt to break the world record will be great fun.

“The world record attempt will help raise money for a great cause and fire helmets cost just £2, so please come along and support us.

“We hope to have over 3,000 people wearing helmets thrashing the current record and we hope to raise £10,000 for the charity.”

The money raised will help enhance the quality of life for serving and retired firefighters, fire service personnel and their families.

Over the years, The Fire Fighters Charity has helped hundreds of thousands of individuals by providing world-class treatment and support services.

It offers a range of support programmes including physical rehabilitation, recuperation and psychological support services.