Children in Year 1 were very excited to welcome Firefighters from Fallings Park Fire Station.
Joshua the fireman showed the children a presentation about The Great Fire of London and how it started. He was very impressed with the children's knowledge about the fire and how it started. The children were told about what firefighters do and that they don't just put out fires. They help people out of car crashes, get cats out of trees and help people out of canals. The fireman also discussed the fire hazards that could be in and around the home.
Each group had the opportunity to climb into the cabin of the fire engine and sit in the seats! Whilst inside the fire engine they were shown different elements; for e.g the heat detector. which was used to detect people who might be trapped in the smoke, the storage within the cabin for the firemen's helmets and the gas mask. Afterwards, Rob the firemen showed the children all the different tools found on the fire engine; such as 'Jaws of Life' used to help cut people out of cars when they are stuck from a car accident. The children also had the opportunity to watch Rob put on a full firefighter's uniform.
The children had a fantastic afternoon!