|Metropolitan Fire Station (Eastern Hill Fire Station) Source: Wikimedia Commons|
The day started with an explanation of how to vacate a burning building. Crawl Low.
One of the Fireman got dressed in all his protective gear and let the children hear what it sounds like when he is breathing through his mask and encouraged them not to be afraid of a fireman if he looks likes this and not to hide but come to him as he is there to help them. The children then had a race with the fireman to see who could get into their gear the fastest as the crew need to be on the road in 90 seconds.
Next on the list was how to use a Fire Extinguisher and Fire Blanket.
The crew brought out the jaws of life and explained that they sometimes need to use these to help people who are stuck in their cars after an accident and not to be afraid.
From here the display shifted to the "Dolls House" where someone need rescuing from a burning building. The crew arrived with sirens blaring, and proceeded to demonstrate a rescue.
Finally it was play time with the water and time to explore the fire engines!
This was a truly worth while experience. We had a delightful time together. From here we walked around the corner to the Firefighters Museum.
Have you visited your local fire brigade recently ? Do you have your fire plan in place and do your children know what to do or where to go if there is a fire in your home ?