The children learned what the Fire and Rescue Service does, and all about fire safety at home and what to do in case of a fire.
They were also lucky enough to have a complete fire engine tour, with firefighters demonstrating their full kit with breathing apparatus plus equipment including hoses, ladders and metal cutters.
The children had the chance to put on a firefighter’s helmet with visor. Some also tried out the metal cutting tool.
“I liked that best. I felt the metal snap.It was really weird.”
– Abigail (Y2)
An important part of children meeting firefighters and seeing them in all their gear or trying it on themselves is to help ensure that, in the event of a fire they aren’t scared if they see a firefighter coming into the building. The breathing mask, the large coat and boots, can be scary to a child and the last thing anyone wants is for a child to hide from someone trying to take them to safety. The children had a good time meeting the firefighters and the visit clearly made an impression on them.
“I learned how firemen can get water from swimming pools and rivers.I liked the ladders best”
– Zachary (Reception)
“My favourite was going inside the engine”
– Ella (Y2)
“I liked all of it.My favourite bit was being tricked.They pretended they were going to turn the hose on us!”