PHOTOS: Disaster Day in Nelson

There were no burning buildings and if the sirens blared it was just for fun.

Disaster Day hit Hall Street on Saturday as Nelson’s emergency services showed off exactly how they help residents in need.

Fire engines, ambulances and even an RCMP boat could all be explored while representatives from organizations such as Search and Rescue were on hand to talk about what they might do if Disaster Day featured an actual disaster.

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Stella Muldoon, 8, gets her pulse taken during Disaster Day on Saturday. Photo: Tyler Harper

Gabriel Saumure (right) and Beau Bate unsuccessfully tried to drive an RCMP boat away from the event. Photo: Tyler Harper

Fire, rescue, ambulance and police services were on hand to talk about what they do. Photo: Tyler Harper

The Blewett Fire Department was among the local organizations who showed up to show off. Photo: Tyler Harper

The event took over Hall St. Plaza and stretched to Vernon Street. Photo: Tyler Harper

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