On Thursday 24 November, 2016 firefighters from Maddington Fire Station visited Gosnells Primary School. Year 3 students from Rooms 4, 5 and 6 were given an interesting talk about fire safety and the jobs firefighters perform in our community.
Craig, Justin, Kyle and Jeff taught the children 5 important points:
The children saw the protective clothing and equipment used by firefighters in emergencies. This activity allowed the children to become familiar with the appearance and sound of rescuers wearing breathing apparatus.
After the talk, the students were treated to an inspection of the fire engines and equipment. The firefighters invited everyone to stand on the 30m hose to see if the children could stop the water from reaching the nozzle. Even with about 50 children standing on the hose, the pressure was so great that it couldn’t be stopped. Then, the firefighters sprayed water on all the children. It was a wonderful surprise on such a hot day!
The students and teachers of Rooms 4, 5, and 6 would like to thank the firefighters from Maddington Station for a very informative and enjoyable presentation.