Fire and Rescue!

Year 5 went on a visit to Burton Fire Station this week, learning about safety on the roads, canals and rivers, in the home, online and some basic first aid. 

On a visit to Burton Fire Station, Year 5 took part in five safety activities:

- CPR and the recovery position (not always with a smiling body on the floor!)

- road safety, particularly around trucks and lorries. We were amazed to learn just how far back you need to be for a truck driver to see you in their rear-view mirror, and that if you cross the road right in front of them they cannot see you.

- river and canal safety

- hazards in the home

- online safety guidance from the police

It was a very interesting and useful trip. The highlight for some of us was sitting in the front seat of the Fire Engine!