Fire Brigade visit Billinge House

Year 2 enjoy a visit from the Fire Brigade

The children in Year 2 at Billinge House were excited when the Fire Brigade came to visit them yesterday.   On arrival, the firemen spoke about the importance of having a fire plan at home, how to shout for help in the case of a fire and how they can test to see if fire is behind the door, before opening it, using the back of their hands.   They also learnt about the importance of getting out and staying out, even if pets are inside!

Later, they all took part in a role play to see what to do and what not to do and even had the opportunity to dress up, explore the fire engine and find out about the tools used by fire-fighters.

                         

Finally, they returned to class to watch a film about hazards in the house and how to make their homes safer.   The fire engine was then called out on an emergency and had to speed off in response to a 999 call.  

The children had a wonderful morning with the Fire Brigade, learning important, life-saving  skills during the session.   Many thanks to the Blackburn Fire Service.