Firefighters visit GPS!

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:

  • phone 000 in an emergency and give the operator your address and closest cross street;
  • in case of fire, get down low and crawl under the smoke;
  • have an escape plan in case of fire at your home;
  • change the batteries in your smoke detectors on April Fool’s Day each year;
  • stay a metre from the heater.

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.

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