Families across Kent, East Sussex and further afield are invited to a free, fun, family day out at Bewl Water to see firefighters in action in live water rescue displays.
After the success of last year’s event, Water Savvy Fun Day is back for 2019 on Sunday, 23 June, from 11am to 4pm - during the Royal Life Saving Society’s Drowning Prevention Week.
The Bewl Water reservoir crosses the border between Kent and East Sussex, providing the perfect location for the respective fire services to hold an event about a subject they feel passionately about – water safety.
Whether you’re interested in watching live water rescue demos, are eager to climb aboard a rescue boat or fire engine, fancy seeing the giant Splashpals Newfoundland Dogs in action, want to take part in the water/ocean themed fancy dress competition, or simply enjoy a picnic and get your face painted – there’s something for everyone.
There’ll be lots of hands on opportunities to learn life savings skills too, such as CPR and how to use a throw line.
The RNLI, Kent Police Search and Rescue Unit, Royal Life Saving Society, and Kent Search and Rescue Service will be there as well - You can take a look at some of their impressive water rescue kit, meet their search dogs, and learn loads about staying safe around water.
11.30 - KSAR Dog display
12.00 - Horse display
12:30 - Firefighter Water Rescue Demo
13:20 - Splashpals Newfoundland Dog Display
14:00 - Kent Police Search and Marine Unit Water Demo
14:25 - Horse Rescue
14:50 - Firefighters Water Rescue Demo
Find out more at www.kent.fire-uk.org/waterfunday