Meet your emergency services heroes at Port Solent’s fun 999 day

Get up close to police cars, ambulances, fire engines and many more exciting emergency vehicles and meet your emergency heroes at Port Solent’s 999 Day on Saturday 2 September. 

From 10 am to 4 pm, the event will unfold in the first car park of the Port Solent site. This year's 999 Day is set to offer a unique opportunity for visitors of all ages to explore and interact with an impressive lineup of emergency vehicles, both iconic and modern. 

Visitors will gain a real insight into the brilliant work of the South’s emergency services, with the chance to inspect the vehicles on display and meet those who work for Hampshire Fire and Rescue, Raynet (Emergency Communications Service), Hampshire Police, the RNLI, South Coast Ambulance Service and Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance. 

There’s also the chance to: 

  • Marvel at a lineup of ten American police cars 
  • Meet MOD police 
  • Experience handling a fire hose 
  • Discover life-saving skills with SCAS and learn about air ambulance operations 
  • See the RNLI lifeboat and understand their vital maritime rescue role 
  • Witness the Bomb Disposal squad's expertise. 
  • Enjoy face painting and become your favourite hero for the day 

Special Guests: 

At 11am, the Portsmouth Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress will be in attendance. 

Port Solent’s Lisa Fowler said: “Come along to Port Solent’s fantastic 999 day on 2 September. The annual event always draws a great crowd, and this year will be no exception with a great line-up of emergency vehicles and amazing activities on offer.  

“Visitors will also have the opportunity meet and chat with the people who are sometimes at the sharp end of emergency situations.” 

Visitors should be aware that some of the emergency vehicles may not be on show for 999 Day if they are called out to deal with an emergency on the day.