The children learned what the Fire and Rescue Service does, and 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,” said Abigail (Y2). “I felt the metal snap. It was really weird.”
The visit made a real impression on everyone.
“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!” – Charlie (Y1)