Saturday, June 2, 2012

The Hittys Visit a Fire Station

The May Helping Hands meeting is a short meeting because Yasmin has organised a trip to a Fire Station so the Hitty girls can learn about fire safety.  Jill, Annabelle and Rachel have given their apologies. Yasmin 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 and Emma, his dog, is sitting on the front seat with her head out the window looking very excited.

Harold helps them onto the back of the truck and drives to the Fire Station.

Two Fire Fighter volunteers are standing outside to welcome them into the Fire Station.

Yasmin is the leader of the group so she 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.  Ethel is distracted by the dogs barking.

The Fire Fighters say it is important to work out escape plan for your home and practise 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 and her scarf has fallen off.

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

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 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.

Steve Sunshine is calling  Emma who finally responds and comes bounding back with the other dog close behind.  They get into the truck and Steve drives the Hitty girls back to Kowhai Corner Hall.


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