A big emergency services demonstration comes to Albany on December 1 from 10am to 4pm.
Staying Alive: Emergency Services and Volunteer Open Day is a skills showcase which includes crash rescue re-enactments, police dogs, rural fire fighting and airport crash fire demonstrations.
Santa will also be dropping in to the Albany Lakes Civic Park venue about 1pm.
The event is supported by Westfield Albany.
Staying Alive is a celebration of the work done by New Zealand Fire Service, police, St John ambulance, Civil Defence and emergency service rescue teams.
Firefighters at car park entrances are collecting gold coin donations, with all money raised going to the Burns Support Group Charitable Trust.
At 6pm, entertainment starts with a star-studded line-up, including chart-topping Kiwi boy band Titanium, J. Williams and Brooke Duff.
The Westfield Albany outdoor Christmas tree will be lit at 9pm, before the grand finale fireworks display lights up.
Visit westfield.co.nz for more information.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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