Youngsters meet the emergency service workers helping keep them safe

23 January 2018
Crew manager Duncan Timbs and three-year-old Vinnie at Busy Bees nursery in Daventry

Children at a Daventry nursery got a chance to play at being real firefighters as part of an emergency services event. 

Busy Bees Nursery, in Wimborne Place, welcomed the crew from Daventry fire station today, Tuesday 23 January, as part of its Take Care Tuesday initiative, which aims to educate its children and parents about the importance of keeping safe and taking care of themselves and others.

As part of the firefighters’ visit they were able to sit in the fire appliance and have a go with a fire hose, with older children and parents given home fire safety and first aid advice too.

Community approach to safety

Crew manager Duncan Timbs, of Daventry fire station, said:  “I love doing events like this. It’s a really important part of our job and it’s lovely to meet the children, show them what we do and how we help to keep them safe.”

Nursery manager Hannah Smith added: “We wanted to show the children and parents all the people they can go to for help, and how they can keep safe.

“We have fire engine toys here and the children have an area where they can make their own sirens and do firefighter role play, so there’s a real buzz around having a real fire engine here.”

She added the nursery is using the Take Care Tuesday idea to highlight the presence of a defibrillator on site for emergency use.

Daventry firefighters with Busy Bees staff and children at the nursery's Take Care Tuesday event

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