Emergency services host free family fun day in Sheffield

Police and Crime Commissioner Alam Billings at an emergency services day in Sheffield
Police and Crime Commissioner Alam Billings at an emergency services day in Sheffield
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Children young and old were able to get behind the wheels of emergency vehicles at a family fun day organised by the county’s 999 services.

The event at South Yorkshire Police’s Sports and Social Club in Wadsley Bridge attracted huge crowds, with the fire, police and ambulance services represented.

Police and Crime Commissioner Alam Billings at an emergency services day in Sheffield

Police and Crime Commissioner Alam Billings at an emergency services day in Sheffield

Police dog displays also proved popular with visitors.

Youngsters involved with the Sport FX project, which sees South Yorkshire Police putting on free sports sessions across the county, also attended the event to talk about the sports available to try.

South Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Alan Billings, also attended the event to discuss policing issues with visitors.

He said he was told that some people end up hanging up without speaking to the force because of the length of time it takes some 101 calls to be answered.

A review of the system is underway.

Mr Billings sad: “I am fully aware of the issues surrounding the 101 service and have asked my office and the force to conduct a review not only in to 101 but also how the public of South Yorkshire can contact the police.

“All issues discussed with both myself and the representatives from my office will be recorded and looked in to. It is my responsibility to ensure that everyone in South Yorkshire feels safe and receives adequate policing in their neighbourhoods.”