Annual charity fun day at Ilfracombe Pier packed with displays.

Scenes from Ilfracombe Rescue Day 2012. To order this picture click on the myphotos24 link to the left of this story.Scenes from Ilfracombe Rescue Day 2012. To order this picture click on the myphotos24 link to the left of this story.

THRILLS, SPILLS and flaming chip pans were the order of the day as visitors gathered for a unique insight into the world of the emergency services at Ilfracombe Rescue Day.

The charity event on the pier is organised by Ilfracombe Round Table and attended by all the emergency services, including several whose work is often less well known.

Crowds were able to watch live rescue displays by the RNLI, coastguard and RNLI lifeguards, plus the recreation of a car accident involving police, fire and ambulance services, as well as why you really shouldn’t pour water on a chip pan fire.

Also taking part in displays or on hand to talk about their work was Exmoor Search and Rescue, the Red Cross, the National Blood Service, Devon Air Ambulance, Maritime Volunteer Services, North Devon Animal Ambulance and the RNLI sea safety road show.

Scenes from Ilfracombe Rescue Day 2012. To order this picture click on the myphotos24 link to the left of this story.Scenes from Ilfracombe Rescue Day 2012. To order this picture click on the myphotos24 link to the left of this story.

The search and rescue helicopter from 22 Squadron at RMB Chivenor also turned out for a fly past.

“It was another fantastic day and people had a wonderful time as they discovered the excellent and often unsung work carried out every day by our first rate emergency services,” said Paul Crabb of Ilfracombe Round Table.

“As ever we would like to thank everyone involved for giving up their time to make this event possible.”