Firefighters visit Bearwood Primary School

On Monday 24th September, we had a visit from Tony, Stuart, Dale and Sam who are firefighters from Smethwick Fire Station on Stony Lane. They led a presentation about The Great Fire of London and Fire Safety. We learned how quickly the Great Fire of London spread in September 1666 and how the firefighters and people used leather hoses and buckets as well as water squirters to try to put out the fire. We also learnt about what we should do nowadays. They had told us in detail about all of the amazing and important jobs that firefighters do. They gave lots of great advice about how to stay safe, what to do in an emergency such as ringing 999, knowing your address, how important smoke alarms are and when to ‘STOP! DROP! ROLL!’… We even acted that out and somebody had to dress up in all of the heavy kit that firefighters wear…!

If you would like advice on fitting smoke alarms, parents can ring Smethwick Fire Station – General Enquiries on: 01213807533

Take a look at our photos…