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The Firefighters' Visit to Emmaus Early Years
We had an exciting time when the firefighters came with their fire engine from Croxteth Fire Station. Archie, George and Thomas' Uncle Marv came to Emmaus with his colleagues Glen, Aunty Kim, Scott, Chocco and Paul. We climbed in the fire engine and some children tried on the helmets too. The helmets were very heavy! We learnt that the helmets are to protect the firefighters' heads when they are in burning buildings and the visors are reflective to protect the firefighters' eyes from the heat. Mrs Caulfield and Mrs King dressed up in firefighters' protective clothing and Mrs Caulfield put on the breathing mask and oxygen tank.
We learnt that firefighters are not called 'firemen' anymore because lots of women are fire fighters too. Paul told us that Merseyside has the most women firefighters in the country after London. Paul also told us that firefighters help to rescue lots of people who have been trapped in accidents and don't just put out fires. The Croxteth team also have a rescue boat.
The favourite activity of our special visit was taking turns using the firefighters' hose. It was great to meet the brave and amazing firefighting team!