A long time ago Riley wrote a letter to the fire department asking if a fire engine could visit Manaia Kindergarten. Riley waited and waited and eventually (after phoning to remind Scott - Tania's husband) a day was organised for the Fire Engine to visit. We knew today was the day when we heard the fire engine's siren's off in the distance, sure enough it turned into Manaia Kindergarten's driveway. We had great fun checking out the firefighters special fire proof gear - coat, gloves, helmet, boots and trousers and talked about the safety issues - why do Firefighters need to wear special gear? Tania showed us how it looked on! We learnt all about the Fire Fighters breathing apparatus and Scott put it on for us and we heard the sound that it makes. Scott explained that if we were in a fire and heard that noise we would know we were safe as the Firefighters were coming to get us. We all had a turn at seeing how the fire hose worked and turning it on and off. We explored inside the Fire Engine and some of us had turns at turning on the siren. What a great morning learning about Fire Engines and Fire safety. Check out the video to see the amazing fun we had today with the fire engine.
Thanks Scott for visiting and showing us the fire engine.