The 999 Emergency Services Day is being held in Guildhall Square today.

Paramedics and ambulance crews from South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) will showcase their vehicles, equipment and skills from 9am to 3pm.

They will be joined by representatives from Wiltshire Police and Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Visitors will have a chance to have a look at some of the ambulance service’s resources including rapid response cars, ambulance vehicles, the air ambulance, and motorcycle response units.

Volunteer community first responders will also be available to talk about their role within SWASFT.

Crews will be on hand to chat about their high-pressured emergency jobs, and how they go about treating patients in the community.

Visitors will also be able to have a health check-up, take part in CPR skills sessions, and learn other first aid skills.

It will be second 999 day in Salisbury following the Novichok incidents in Salisbury and Amesbury last year.

Operational officer Ian Parsons said: “We’re looking to build on the massive success of last year’s event which illustrated how we serve the local community.

“Once again it’ll be a fantastic family-orientated time with plenty of hands-on opportunities guided by our frontline ambulance staff.”