Fire safety proves a hot topic for youngsters as they welcome special visitors

Nursery children had the chance to see what it was like to be a firefighter and learn the importance of fire safety following a special visit to their school.

Rosenbauer UK, Britain’s premier Fire & Rescue supplier, took one of its fire trucks to the Honley Day Care and Pre-Preparatory School for the children to see up close and try out a range of emergency services equipment which included a fire hose.

Holmfirth-based Rosenbauer UK also donated a firefighter helmet and a model truck for a fire brigade display feature at the nursery in Huddersfield Road.

Sarah Brier, manager of Honley Day Care, said: “The children really enjoyed the visit, especially learning about equipment onboard the fire engine. They kept telling us that the water coming from the hose was ‘really cool’.

“They have gained a lot of knowledge from the hands-on experience and really enjoyed getting to see the inside of a real fire engine, getting their questions answered and meeting Rosenbauer UK.”

Oliver North, Managing Director of Rosenbauer UK, said the company wants to now roll out more engagement visits across the community following the school visit success.

He added: “Fire safety is more important than ever and we were so pleased to be able to have the chance to go into Honley Day Care and interact with the children, let them see a real fire truck and raise awareness about being safe.

“It’s fantastic for us to be able to get out into the region, meet people and give a ‘behind-the-scenes’ insight into the emergency services and our equipment. It was the first time we’d held a school visit and we’d love to do more because we really enjoyed ourselves.”