Fire crew gets warm welcome at nursery

Firefighters turned out on a call which turned out to be ‘child’s play’ at a nursery in South Tyneside.
Youngsters at Nurserytime with the fire engine.Youngsters at Nurserytime with the fire engine.
Youngsters at Nurserytime with the fire engine.

Youngsters at Nurserytime, in Beach Road, South Shields, got a visit from members of Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service – complete with a fully kitted out fire engine.

The community call was part of a series of visits to the nursery by ‘people who help’ in the area.

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The fire engine – complete with all the emergency equipment – was a hot topic for the youngsters, with the chance to try out the jet hose proving a particular favourite.

Nursery manager, Helen Coulson, said: “We try to help the children understand what various people and organisations in the community do.

"The fire service event followed a recent visit from Northumbria Police, on the theme of ‘people who help us.”

She added: “The firefighters certainly did help the children to enjoy their visit.

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“They couldn’t wait to explore the fire engine, all the kit inside it, and take a seat inside.

"Some of them even tried their hand at using the jet hose which the firefighters set up. They loved it.”

She added: “It was another invaluable experience for them. Visits like this really help our children to learn valuable lessons through unforgettable experiences.

“We would all like to say a huge thank you to Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service for taking time to visit us.

"Experiences like this really do stay with our children for years to come.”