Last week Nursery and Reception had a visit from the firefighters who are based at the Bishop’s Stortford Station.
They showed us all of the equipment which is kept on the fire engine, teaching us the different names of the tools and explained that they had a variety of different ladders and hoses depending on the incident. They even let us sit in the back so we could experience what it is like to be in a fire engine. They then talked to us about what different rescue services they provide and talked us through the special protective equipment which they wear. We all got to try on the helmet and some of us even tried on the jacket and trousers. They then taught us what to do if our clothes ever caught fire and showed us a special fireman dance.
Florence talked about the visit, “I sat in the fire engine, it had ladders and a big steering wheel. They told us about fire alarms and when it sniffs smoke there is a problem and it goes a big beep.” Fraser told us, “They told us that there was a secret ladder in the back of the fire engine. They told us you stop, drop, roll if our clothes are on fire, it gets the fire off your clothes.” Meraj explained, “They let us hold the water hose. They have daddy hose, mummy hose and a baby hose. They have hats to keep them safe, we wore it.”
Maya explained, “They told us about fire engines and how they put the fire out with water. They had ladders, daddy, mummy and baby ladder.” Oliver told us, “They had a tank so they won’t run out of breath when they are in smoke. They had metal boots so they won’t hurt their feet in the fire.” Elliott added, “They have a special uniform to protect them. If they go in a fire they do a sweep, sweep, tap, tap to make sure they don’t fall over.” Kayden explained, “They have ladders and hoses. Dad and mummy one and a baby one. They got special clothes to keep them safe.” Blake told us, “The fan blows the smoke away. They have a boat to rescue people in the river.” Lila also told us, “They put out a fire with the hose. You stop, drop and roll because you got a fire on your tummy.”
The firefighters also explained that if you do not have a fire alarm fitted in your house then please call the Bishop’s Stortford station on 01279 696800 and they will come and fit one for you.