Saturday, 21 May 2011

Real Heros (aka Firefighters)

We 'home edders' like to bunk off book work every now and then and take a trip out & about.

This past week we joined the Portsmouth home ed group and visited the local Fire Station.

We had lots of fun!

Here is our guide fireman showing us how a fire hydrant works:

Everyone trying to listen carefully as the fireman taught us 
all a bit about the fire engine. 

 One of the girls was asked to dress up
in the fireman's heavy suit and boots!  lol

Then we got to see the massive ladder go up to full height - 100ft

I asked the boys if they fancied climbing to the top..
needless to say they were rather terrified at the thought!
Such brave men and women our firefighters!

 And then the lucky kiddies got to have a ride in the
ladder 'box'!  (only a few feet up from the ground I might add!!)

 Say cheese!
 Next we went inside the station and learnt about
how they receive their information on what the fire
is and where.  We even got to hear the alarm go off.  :O)

The sleeping quarters... aka (by the boys) the smelly room!  lol
(I have to kinda agree!)
 And then.. the best bit of all
The children got to have a go with the hose!!  

 Fireman pole demonstration
Nice fireman posed for the shot so we wouldn't have
blurry shots!   haha

Lastly the children were shown the cutting equipment.
The fireman rather enjoyed telling the children
that this piece of machinery was for picking bogies!  :S
Charming!  (Caden thought it was hilarious! sigh.. boys!)

 O and not forgetting the goodies at the end.  :O)

And there we have it!!  A school trip enjoyed by all.. well except for when the lovely fireman decided
to scare my 2 youngest out of their skins by honking the very loud engine horn!


  1. :O) Looks like they all had an awsome time! Thanks for posting!

  2. alex short leading instructor cadet of frome fire station21 May 2011 at 21:06

    shame i could not have taken the day off work to go as well.

  3. Hey, what fun! My kids got to do that at primary school, but, of course, I didn't get to go too! Lucky Mummy xx

  4. I remember doing that with you when we home-edded but I don't remember it being so much fun - well done:) What a great time to remember.

  5. Really glad you made it, it was nice to 'meet' you :-)

  6. Great story-telling with the pics. Enjoyed it!