Published on: 23 May 2014

There was no need to panic when a fire truck pulled into the school grounds last week. Firefighters from Claremont Fire Station were visiting Christ Church to speak to Year 3 boys as part of a Fire and Emergency Services Authority of Western Australia (FESA) incursion.

Year 3 teacher Rachel Roberts said the visit from the very important members of our community was a fantastic way to finish the week after NAPLAN testing. “The boys absolutely loved it! The firefighters showed them all the equipment on the truck, let them sound the siren and even sprayed the hose,” Mrs Roberts said.

The boys also received a personal message from the captain at fire station through the truck’s loudspeaker. The Year 3 students were also taught some useful tips on what to do in case of a fire and the safest place to go if their house was on fire – the letterbox.

“The firefighters message was that a firefighter’s number one job is to help people and keep people safe in the community,” Mrs Roberts said. “It was really great, as boys in Year 3 are very interested in the world around them.”