KFRS to launch first ever online fire station open day
19 May 2020
Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS) is calling on Kent residents at home to tune into the first ever online fire station open day on Thursday 28 May! Aimed at families of all ages, the virtual event has been organised in place of a number of the service’s annual ‘Family Open Days’, which were cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The online open day will take place from 11am on Thursday 28 May on the Kent Fire and Rescue Service Facebook page, starting with Sittingbourne fire station. The videos will be posted throughout the day until 2pm, each one with a different theme.
Those who attended the annual open days last year, will have enjoyed hearing from KFRS staff, watching firefighter displays, the Byrnes show and taking part in the new activity trail. The good news is, all of this will still play a part in the first ever online open day, meaning everyone can still experience what a real open day offers - but without even having to leave the house!
Providing families with similar interactive experiences as the normal open days, but from the comfort of their own homes, those who tune in will learn important safety tips by watching the online firefighter videos and demonstrations. The service’s education team, 999 control operators and the Byrnes family mascot, Woody, will also make an appearance through a number of fun, learn-at-home videos.
There will even be an online activity trail, with fun videos and questions, that everyone can fill out at home. Once completed, families will be able to enter a competition to win a tour of their local fire station*.
Ann Millington, Chief Executive of KFRS, said:
“We know there’s a lot going on in the world right now, but learning vital fire safety advice is still incredibly important- especially with more people at home during this time cooking, using electricals and having barbecues.”
“We’re really excited to launch the first ever online fire station open day, so that families can watch along and learn at home. We do hope you’ll save the date and tune in on the day to enjoy the educational videos, shows and interactive activity trail, as created by our firefighters and support staff - it’s going to be great fun for the whole family!”
Will you tune into Kent Fire and Rescue Service’s first ever online open day? Find out more about how you can watch along on the Facebook event page, or on our webpage here.
*Visit will be planned once the current COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted. Terms and Conditions apply.