On Tuesday morning we went to Congleton Fire Station.
He explained Fire Officers help put out fires and make sure people are safe in their houses by checking smoke detectors. He told us to check our Smoke detectors at home to make sure they work.
He also told us about the Jaws of life that they use open up cars when people may be stuck inside.
We were allowed to hold the hose pipe.
There are grids on the floor with an F and H on them, which stands for fire fire hydrant. Near it is usually a yellow marker post to help the Fire Brigade find them. The hose pipes can reach 1000 metres.
Fire men live near the station in case an alarm is raised. They work 4 days and nights on. Then get 4 days off.
Fire Officer a Rich showed us a Hooligan tool. They use it break doors open.
Thank you all our helpers who drove us and stayed with us. We couldn’t have gone without your help. 👍