Year 5 got a visit from Julie from the Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue, to tell us about fire safety on the 22nd of November.
She advised us to think carefully about a fire plan in our homes, so we know what to do in our homes if we faced a fire. After watching a video of a fire starting in a bedroom and burning the entire room in only 3 and a half minutes. So she then showed us the sound of a smoke alarm and told us to check our own homes, to ensure they work and are in the correct place in a room. If we don’t have any smoke alarms, we should go to the Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue website to get one sent to our homes for FREE.
We learned that we are old enough to go to prison for starting fires on purpose. The youngest age is 10!
We ended with trying on some of the kit firefighters have to wear when working. The pants were huge on Katie and Megan’s gloves still smelled on smoke from fires they have been used in when saving lives. Finally, Hannah was timed to put the entire kit on (except the boots). Real fire fighters can do it in 29 seconds, and on her first and only try, Hannah managed it in 1 minute and 40 seconds. So not bad.
After Julie’s talk, there were lots of interest in becoming firemen and firewomen.