Friday, November 6, 2009
Last term Otara Fire Fighters came to Yendarra School to answer our questions and to teach us how to be firewise. I learned to “get down, get low, get out and dial 111”. I need to get my Mum and Dad to check the smoke alarms. If you have a fire in your magnificent, stupendous house you have to shout “FIRE! FIRE! FIRE!!!!” and dial 111. When you want to be a fire fighter you have to be 18. If you find matches or lighters you have to give it to your Mum or Dad or teacher. Also shut the door so the fire won’t come outside. You have to go out and stand next to the mail box if there is a fire. You must get out and stay out of the fire. You are not allowed to use candles near the curtains if the window is open. Michael the fire fighter put on a video about a candle next to the curtain and the smoke alarm was saying, “BEEP! BEEP! BEEP!” and the fire went on the ceiling and had nowhere to go so it went on the ground. In the bedroom there was no fire but lots of smoke so the smoke alarm was still on. We played a game with Jamie the fire fighter. The game was Get Down, Get Low, Get Out. We had to put our nose on the ground because that’s where there is the most air so you can breathe and crawl under the smoke. If you swallow the smoke you will be sick. Michael was the mail box so we had to crawl to Michael. He waved his hands so we could see him. We went outside to see the fire fighter’s truck. Jamie showed us the hose. They kept them inside the red truck. Some were long and some were short. Ken the station officer showed us the TIC that they use to help find people. I felt happy because we got to go inside the truck. Guess what? Girls can be fire fighters too! I had a fantastic day!
A Yendarra School Pukeko