The Emergency Services 999 Its a Knock Out is a show for the public where most of the emergency services put on shows of there skills. This includes setting cars alight and showing how they would be put out, rescuing people from high structures, police chases and this is intermingled with displays from motor cycle display teams and other entertainment.
The above picture shows some of the fire appliances that were on show for people to look at. The services display many of their vehicles round the edge of the arena for people to look at. The event usually lasts a day with various things happening in the arena throughout the day.
This event is held on Southsea Common usually during the summer and it has been happening for the past few years. For dates keep an eye on the local paper The News or look at their web site.