Who knows what to do when there’s a fire? Get down low, and go, go go!
Bowral NSW Fire and Rescue firefighters were impressed to hear young Highlanders on top of their fire safety during a visit to Bowral Library.
Firefighters Ryan Shanks, Rudi van de Meer and James Austin talked to more than 20 youngsters about what to do in a fire.
The kids learnt about a firefighter’s uniform and their equipment – from the fire hose to breathing apparatus.
“You can’t see his skin anymore because it’s all protected from the fire, so even though he looks a bit strange there’s no need to be scared of him,” James said.
Next, the kids what to do when the smoke alarm sounds in the middle of the night, how to get out of the house safely and where to wait for their mum and dad.
Afterwards, a look inside a shiny firetruck was in order.
“I got to help work the fire hose,” James O’Brien, aged five, said.
The rest of the morning was spent doing craft inside the library, making cut-outs of firemen and women.