Hampshire Education Fire Engine
Our Year 1 and 2 children enjoyed a jam-packed morning with Nick and Phil learning all about fire safety. The children were asked to think about fire safety around their home and were taught the dangers of matches and lighters with the help of a simple rhyme: matches and lighters never touch, they can hurt you very much. They were also asked to be teachers – to go home and teach their grown ups to check their smoke alarms weekly. Another simple saying they learnt to remember the emergency services number was: Get out, stay out, call 999.
The children got to see Phil in his full uniform including water/fire proof boots, leggings and jacket that had loops for his thumbs to keep his hands and arms safe.
They learnt that parts of the uniform were reflective for safety and that his helmet protected his head. Phil then showed us the breathing apparatus they use in a real fire.
We then got to enjoy 3 activities: a game called hoses and ladders, a take on snakes and ladders. To make it even more fun, if we landed on a fire or hedgehog square, we had to answer a safety question. We enjoyed listening to a story about not playing with matches and the highlight was to go in the fire engine and go on a pretend fire call in Basingstoke.
A fun morning filled with safety advice.