Form 5 — Fire Safety

Ilkley Primary - fire safety

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service visited Ghyll Royd on Wednesday for a Fire Safety workshop.

A firefighter called Richard visited us to tell us all about the dangers of fire, and what the Fire Service’s role in society is.

We asked lots of questions about Richard’s job, and found out what to do in case of a fire.

We then watched videos of scenarios to see what would happen if we started a fire, how quickly a fire can spread and the dangerous consequences of nuisance calls to the emergency services.

Richard asked for a volunteer and chose Evie to model his uniform!

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Boots, trousers, gloves, jacket, hair protector and helmet completed the uniform and Evie looked great! She may just have to wait a few years until it fits a bit better!

Ilkley Primary - fire safety

Ilkley Primary - fire safety

Ava and Fran stood on Evie’s feet to show how sturdy and protective the boots are.

Richard’s uniform had been washed, but he passed around a headscarf that we thought smelt like smoky bacon! He told us about how the smell of smoke is extremely hard to remove in the wash.

The washed headscarf smelt like smoky bacon!

The washed headscarf smelt like smoky bacon!

We had time at the end to talk about the other services firefighters provide including the well-known saving cats from trees job.

We now know more about the work of West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, and the real dangers of fire.

Richard was really friendly, fun, and interesting, and we really appreciated him coming to speak to us.