On the 2 September 2020 we held our first ever virtual open day.
Unfortunately due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, all of our Fire Station Open Days had to be cancelled this year in line with current lockdown restrictions. Despite this we were determined to give you the chance to meet some of the people who work to keep you safe, where they work and the equipment they use. Of course we can’t forget that everyone loves a dog, so we have also taken the opportunity to catch up with our very own fire investigation dog Dexter.
Throughout the day we released a series of videos that we hope everyone found interesting.
These are all still available, just click on the links in the schedule below to view each video.
11:00 - Meet Dexter the Fire Investigation Dog
11.30 - Dexter and Freckle Animation – The Fire Plan
Our second virtual open day video is an animated story aimed at young children.
Produced originally as part of our schools education programme, we have created an animated cartoon version of Dexter and our previous fire investigation dog, Freckle, using them in a great little story to help younger children understand the dangers of fire and how to keep safe. A great video for parents to show to their children.
12:00 - How and why do we cut a car?
Join us as we catch up with the Firefighters from Ilkeston Station Red Watch as they demonstrate cutting a car roof off.
Crews remove the roof from a car when they need to get a casualty out of a car at the scene of a road traffic collision.
Meet the crew themselves, see the equipment they use and how they use it and learn how to keep safe on the road.
12:30 - Our Year 2019/20
13:00 - My chip pan’s on fire
Did you know that kitchen fires account for over 80% of all accidental house fires?
Join our Community Safety Officer Larry and Community Safety Officer Georgia for a demonstration of what not to do in the event of a kitchen fire, and to learn more about the role of a community safety officer in Derbyshire and how you can stay safe in your home.
13:15 - Flame Games – Know the consequences!
13:30 - What’s in the locker?
14:00 - Weir here to talk water safety
14:30 - We’re in Control
15:00 - Biker Down
Are you a biker?
In 2019 40% of all road deaths in Derbyshire were motorcyclists, a stark statistic especially when you consider that bikers make up only 1% of all road users!
Join our Biker Down team from Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service and Derbyshire police as they talk to you about staying safe on the road and what to do if you came across an accident involving a motorbike.