ST IVES SCHOOL’s Reception children got a fiery education this week with a visit from Surrey Fire and Rescue Service. 

The firefighters, part of the People Who Help Us programme, taught the kids essential safety knowledge from ‘Stop, Drop and Roll’ to the five different services which can be accessed when dialling 999 – Police, Fire Service, Ambulance, Mountain Rescue and the Coastguard.

The kids got to climb into the massive fire engine, with flashing lights and the siren blaring, but the real splash happened when the hose came out. 

Surrey Fire & Rescue visiting the pupils at St Ives School
(Surrey Fire & Rescue)

Kay Goldsworthy, head teacher at St Ives, said: “The children loved their visit from Surrey Fire and Rescue, learning what an invaluable service firefighters offer the community. Many have now chosen it as their profession for when they are ‘grown-ups’!

“Thank you so much to Surrey Fire and Rescue for bringing the children’s topic to life. The children will remember it for years to come."