Chil­dren visit fire sta­tion

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Neighbourhood News -

EX­CITED chil­dren en­joyed a day at the fire sta­tion learn­ing about the life-sav­ing work they do.

Warmington Play­group vis­ited Oun­dle Fire Sta­tion, in Glapthorn Road, Oun­dle, where they were given a tour by fire­fight­ers Matt Prior and Mick Smith.

Am­ber Mc­naughton, com­mit­tee mem­ber for the play­group, said: “It was a fan­tas­tic trip out and we’d like to say a big thank you to Matt and Mick from Oun­dle Fire Sta­tion for giv­ing their time to show us around.”

The chil­dren were sur­prised and de­lighted when they sat down to find the floor was heated to keep the en­gines ready to go even in the win­ter months.

Mick then demon­strated all the equip­ment fire­fight­ers carry and how they get dressed be­fore a call out.

The chil­dren were par­tic­u­larly en­ter­tained by the idea of the boots be­ing in­side the trousers be­fore they are worn. But the chil­dren’s favourite bit was when they looked round the fire en­gine and had a go at sit­ting in the driver’s seat.

The day ended with the young­sters cov­er­ing their ears as the siren was sounded and the blue lights flashed.

Warmington Play­group takes chil­dren from two to four-year-olds for three hours ev­ery week­day morn­ing.

For more in­for­ma­tion call Amanda 07914 070801 or email warm­ing­ton­play­

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