Saturday, June 2, 2012

The Hittys Visit a Fire Station

The May Helping Hands meeting was a shorter meeting because Yasmin has organised a trip to a Fire Station.  The Hitty girls are going to  learn about fire safety.  Jill, Annabelle and Rachel have given their apologies to Yasmin. Yasmin, the leader of the group, tells the Hitty girls that Harold Sunshine is going to take them to a Fire Station in the truck. Harold is a volunteer Fire fighter.

Yasmin asks the Hitty girls to line up outside the hall so they are ready to get on the truck when Harold arrives.

Harold arrives with Emma, his dog, who is sitting on the front seat with her head out the window looking very excited.

Harold offers to help the Hitty girls climb into the back of the truck. When they are all seated in the back he drives to the Fire Station.

Two Fire Fighters  are standing outside the Fire Station to welcome them inside.

Yasmin being the leader goes and introduces herself to the senior Fire Fighter who invites the Hitty girls to the second floor where the other Fire Fighter is going to talk to them. Emma is pleased to see a dog at the Fire Station. Harold is examining the Fire Fighters axe which is very sharp.  Ethel is distracted by the barking of the dogs .

The Fire Fighters say it is important to work an out escape plan for your home and practice your escape plan regularly with everybody in the house. If there is a fire, once out, stay out – never go back inside. Matches and lighters are tools not toys.  Keep a metre from the heater.     Ethel is leaning out the window, again, to watch the dogs and her scarf has fallen off.

Harold picks up the scarf and passes it back to her and  Ethel tells him the dogs have run into the bushes. 

The Hitty girls all slide down the the firemans pole to the ground level.

There are no Fire Engines at the station today. The senior Fire Fighter shows the Hitty girls the posters on the walls and tells them in case of a fire, crawl low and fast to escape smoke 'Get down, get low, get out - FAST'.

Yasmin thanks the Fire Fighters for the privilege of been shown around the Fire Station and for all the helpful information told to them today for fire safety.   Yasmin gives both Fire Fighters a packet of chocolate chippie biscuits as a token of thanks for their time and helpfulness.

Harold calls and whistles for  Emma who finally responds and comes bounding back with the other dog close behind.  They all get into the truck and Steve drives the Hitty girls back to Kowhai Corner Hall.
The other dog belongs to the senior Firefighter.


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