5 May 2016: Fire Station Visit

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The Cubs had a fantastic trip to the fire station. We split into two groups for the evening. One group started off with a talk about what the fire service do and how smoke alarms work, with a chance to ask a few questions. We were shown the protective clothing that then firefighters wear, including the oxygen tank, and saw that every little bit of their skin was covered up.

The other group began with a look at the Fire Cat (communication system) before going outside for a look round the equipment. The Cubs were shown the blue lights and all of the different tools that the firefighters take out with them to the different types of emergency that they have to go to.

The groups then switched round so that everyone had listened to the talk and seen the equipment, before coming back together and all getting a chance to fire a hose at a cone and try to knock it down. We weren't strong enough to try out the powerful hose but were shown how high it's jets can reach.

Thank you to all the firefighters who gave the Cubs such an enjoyable evening!