Posted: 28/09/2014 at 16:58
YvieStevie & Chicky - its going to be as is with a few more stickers to ensure everyone can tell that it is an educational vehicle and not still a riot van and then it is going to be used as part of our outreach programme to get to schools that can't come to us all across the UK (watch out Scotland!) and teach people fire safety (including practical demonstrations of how to get out of a smoke filled building) as well as the history of emergency services, basic first aid, why drugs are awful things and you need to say no, and hopefully in the future bringing in a retired police dog (need to research this further as it'll be coming home with me every day) to show students how animals help the emergency services.
You might have guessed - I'm a little excited by it! It's an amazing donation from the police service (its unfit for duty as we're having to repair it mechanically) and going to make a huge difference in how we can help younger people.
I can see the garden out the window, aside from getting the washing in and out that's all I'll be doing in the garden today. Its my day off so I'm sat on the computer writing up tour guides - its taking a lot longer than I thought!