Inspiring teamwork is one of FireWare's core values. To give substance to this, FireWare organised the Dealer Days last week: 17 people from 8 countries came together in Wieringerwerf to learn from each other and get inspired!
The central question was: how can we better help aid workers all over the world to become skilled and how do we keep these skills intact? On the first day we discussed a large number of projects from the project portfolio. The Fryslân Fire brigade even made sure participants could see the Kameleon Race for real.
Due to rain, the BBQ planned for Tuesday evening didn’t work out that well, but because of the improvisation talent of cook Erwin of Klipper Success we were served an excellent meal anyway. After dinner, the participants were guided around the KNRM rescue station in Medemblik, and there was also the possibility to make a trip on the IJsselmeer. The participants also received important information for the next evening assignment: setting up an actual exercise for the KNRM and the Medemblik Fire Brigade.
On Wednesday, a thorough staging training took place. Dealers were trained in using the brand new PANDORA, PHOENIX and FIRESPOT. In the evening, the lessons learned were put into practice by staging 4 nice exercises for the KNRM and the Medemblik Fire Brigade in the field of firefighting for ships. The evening was concluded with the donation of a nice MOB manikin for the KNRM. We are sure that this will help the KNRM to become and remain competent.
The last day was marked by the future and the development of our dealers. We sailed on the IJsselmeer to get to know each other even better and then dropped anchor to participate in a Lego Serious Play workshop. With again fantastic new insights!
We look back on a few fantastic, inspiring days. We are grateful for all the help we have had from Regatta Centre Centre Medemblik, RV Hollandia, the Medemblik Fire Brigade, KNRM Medemblik, the entire team of FireWare, Roger Schoenmakers, the Succes crew, Fryslân Fire Brigade, but also all dealers who have taken the trouble to come to Wieringerwerf.
Let’s do it again next year!