My fire department has been trying for years to get a second station built. Between funding and politics, it just hasn’t happened. The Town is again studying the issue, with a committee slated to report back this fall.
In support of the committee’s efforts, another firefighter and I have been asked to muster our vast Social Media Skillz to educate the public and help sell the idea. Step one was to mount a camera in one of the engines and show the public how far it really is from our one poorly-placed station to the edges of our district. After a few false starts and equipment problems, we finally have something to show.
All of the video footage is from an actual response. The audio dispatch was recreated using a slightly different address for the sake of privacy. Comments and suggestions are welcome, as I’m sure this is only the beginning.