This is just a little blog post about the free event ‘Safer Thanet Day’ we attended this morning. It gave adults and children the opportunity to look at and go inside some of the vehicles that are used in emergencies and to have a chat with the teams. There were a number of services there such as South East Coast Ambulance Service, Coastguard, Kent Police, Margate Task Force, Kent County Council, Ministry of Defence, Kent Search and Rescue, Army and Sea Cadets, Thanet District Council, British Red Cross and National Coast Watch. The event was coordinated by Kent Fire and Rescue with support from Sainsbury’s.
It was packed with people and there was a great atmosphere. Children seemed so enthusiastic to get to know the teams, wear some of the uniform and sit in the drivers seat of the vehicles – it was a great way to get the children to put their trust in the teams.
Oliver absolutely loved the sounds as they were letting children sound the sirens every so often (poor people in Sainsbury’s). We also took our dog Boas as we were on our way out for a walk when we spotted this and decided to have a browse, he was definitely one of the main attractions – people love him!
Overall I’m very impressed with the positivity and effort all of the services had gone too for the day (and every time we need them), the amazing demonstrations they did and for getting the children involved.
As we went to leave we found a stall with lots of information for kids and adults about safety, driving and cycling. We were given a goody bag full for bits for me to have a read through and show Oliver.
Events like this are amazing and if one is in your area, I’d recommend going!
Thanks for reading!