Fire Service holds first Virtual Open Day


Release date: 19 August 2020

A firefighter PE class, tours of fire engines, mock incidents and a welcome from the Chief Fire Officer – that was all part of West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service’s first Virtual Open Day on Saturday.

The online event was held on the fire service’s Facebook page.

The videos posted by the fire service during the event have already been viewed more than 16,000 times.

Deputy Chief Fire Officer, Neil Stocker, said: “COVID-19 has meant we couldn’t hold our normal station open days in the same way.

“But we were determined both the public and our staff, who love holding the open days, wouldn’t miss out. So, we took the open days online instead this year.

“It was a fantastic event on Saturday and was also a great opportunity for us to share some key fire safety messages that hopefully leave a lasting impression with people throughout the year.”

People can still catch up with all the videos that were posted for the event.

The Virtual Open Day can be found on Facebook, and YouTube.

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