Hi there guys,
Now that the weather is starting to warm up here, the idea of a Station Open Day has been thrown into the ring.
We've had these in the past and although we don't usually have any problems drawing people to them, we have run short of ideas on how to make this year's one better.
We have the usual things, like:
- Fire Appliances, for the kiddies to jump all over and hop inside.
- Static displays of Fire Safety related topics.
- Live Fire-fighting/MVA Rescue Demonstrations.
(mind you, these really only end up scaring the younger members of the crowd watching)
- Tours of the Station, (not including the Station Bar!)
We also have the local Ambulance Service at the Open Day too and they usually have a few displays on First Aid and the like.
But, what I am trying to do is make this years Open Day more interactive, for the people that are going to turn up to it.
It's really the only time during the year that we can communicate with the public, one-on-one, in a relaxed environment, which is never the case when we are dealing with people at fires and other incidents.
I realise that there are a number of Fire-fighters here at ECN and I would like to ask for your help and throw some ideas around on how to improve the delivery of this Open Day.
But, I'm not limiting this discussion to FF's only, if you've got an idea, by all means, have your say!.
Thanks for your time.