We taught visitors how to extinguish fires at the Gdańsk Zoo

On Saturday 08 June, the Uniformed Services Children’s Day family festival was held at the Gdańsk Zoo. The event was organised by the Management Board of the Pomorze Voivodeship NSZZ Police Officers Union, with its main sponsors being Energa and ThyssenKrupp. A whole range of attractions was prepared for both children and adults, including performances by magicians, a volleyball match played together with the members of the Trefl Gdańsk team, and a meet and greet session with footballers from Lechia Gdańsk, some of whom are listed on the poster attached. There was also no shortage of demonstrations of uniformed services equipment, including police motorcycles and fire engines.

We also took an active part in the event. At our stand, we taught the youngest visitors (as well as those just a bit older) how to effectively put out a fire. Using our fire simulator, we started a fire which participants had to put out using a fire extinguisher. Beforehand, every participant was thoroughly trained in the use of a fire extinguisher and fire suppression technique. After successfully putting out the fire, the children received  diplomas and Little Firefighter badges.

There was so much interest in our stand that we ran out of badges and diplomas before the event had even finished. Reflective bands came to the rescue, which we were able to use as substitute rewards for the brave little firefighters. Adults were highly interested in the event too, asking what to do in situations when hot oil catches fire in a frying pan or in other similar situations. Of course, our experts carefully explained what to do in each situation to maintain the highest level of safety.

We’re glad that our presence at the event generated so much joy among the children, while also teaching them how to behave in case of fire. Hearing the little firefighters say “Momma, momma, that was the best!” was the greatest reward for our colleagues who led the demonstrations. We’d like to take the opportunity to thank them for their commitment and for the smiles on the faces of the littlest firefighters.