Everton in the Community (EitC) take Year 3 to Aintree Fire Station

27th June 2018

As part of our ‘Keeping Safe’ work (led by Everton in the Community) and ‘When I grow up week’, Year 3 visited the hard-working firefighters at our local fire station – Aintree.

We had a great time learning all about the how to prevent fires. Commander Ryan had one very important piece of advice: ‘make sure you test the batteries in your smoke detector every week’. He also made sure that everybody knew the number to ring in an emergency – 999.

Part of our visit involved learning about the job of a firefighter. We looked around the fire engine, learning about all the different equipment; watched as some of the EitC leaders dressed up as firefighters; and, our favourite part, pretending to put out a fire using the hose. One lucky person was able to sit in the driver’s seat of the fire engine. Commander Ryan even sounded the exceptionally loud siren. Did you know, there are different sounds that a fire engine can make.

We were even in the fire station when they were called out ‘on a job’ and watched the firefighters getting ready – luckily it wasn’t for an emergency.