Firefighter Robby, Ventura County’s favorite mascot, just launched his own video series in partnership with the Ventura County Fire Department (VCFD).
The premiere of the new “Robby to the Rescue” video series can be viewed by visiting www.vcfd.org/askrobby
Robby to the Rescue! is a fun, new video series designed to engage and educate the community on a variety of fire safety topics with the help of its mascot Firefighter Robby. Beginning Wednesday, January 15, 2020, VCFD will continue to release a new episode every other week highlighting different topics and various people who work at the fire department.
In 2019, VCFD reached out to the public looking for frequently asked questions community members have about the fire department, its mission, people, operations and important safety messages. Using this feedback, VCFD’s Public Information and Community Education Offices worked together to increase engagement opportunities for its popular Firefighter Robby mascot, who frequently makes public appearances, while bringing in department personnel to help answer the questions.
The result was the creation of dozens of light-hearted, fun, educational videos featuring topics such as fire extinguishers, checking smoke alarms, palm tree maintenance and more. Each video is designed to teach people of all ages what firefighters do behind the scenes while reinforcing messages of safety and preparedness. This new series is a great resource for parents, teachers and educators to use and share at various trainings and presentations.
If you have a question you’d like to share for a future “Robby to the Rescue” episode, visit www.vcfd.org/AskRobby to submit your feedback. Learn about all of Robby’s adventures or join the social conversation by following and using the hashtag #AskRobby.