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Online fire service open day

16 September 2020

Residents of Norfolk can enjoy attending an open day to learn more about the work of Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service - from the comfort of their armchair.

“As we haven’t been able to hold any public open days across Norfolk due to the pandemic, our staff have organised an online open day so people can find out more about the role of the service in keeping Norfolk safe,” said Councillor Margaret Dewsbury, Cabinet member for communities and partnerships at Norfolk County Council.

The online event is on Saturday 3 October and will include demonstrations of a fire rescue and a road traffic collision, alongside interviews with staff about their jobs and a chance to view the equipment and technology in use every day across the service.

The event is being held without public attendance to ensure that it complies with Government guidance and is the first time Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service has held an online open day.

“We are also asking the public what they would like to see on the day, so we can answer their curiosity about what goes on behind those red bay doors and inside a fire station,” said Councillor Dewsbury.

The public is also being asked to submit questions about the work of the service in advance which can be answered at the event. Questions can be sent to marketing@norfolk.gov.uk or posted on the Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service Facebook event page - where all the details about how to sign up can be found. Find it at www.facebook.com/NFRSPage

The event can be accessed via a web link, meaning that anyone with internet access can join. Details of how to access will be on the Facebook page. Anyone without access to Facebook can sign up by emailing marketing@norfolk.gov.uk by October 2 so a link can be sent directly to them.

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