Visit to the Fire Station!

Our Year 2 class really enjoyed their visit to the Henley Fire Station this week.
Meeting four of the fire fighting team, they learned all about fire safety, what to do if you hear a smoke alarm, how to stay safe by the river and they even met a real life dragon!
The children learnt some important tips to keep them safe, from the basics of what to do if they hear a smoke alarm at home and how to raise the alert, to how to deal with clothing on fire and the importance of water safety. They even had a visit from Drago the fire safety dragon who quizzed them on what they had just learned!
The class are currently studying Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot, before moving on to Bonfire Night later in the term, so the visit perfectly complemented their learning in school.
The fire crew talked to the children about what they do in their roles, and explained that they cover so much more than people think, in addition to tackling fires they also assist with road traffic accidents, river and water based accidents and with trapped pets.
Did you know – the protective clothing worn by the crew can stand 600֯C! Fire engines carry a total of 12 different hoses, 4 ladders and a kettle!
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