Today 3 very brave fire fighters, Irene (Cork’s only female fire fighter), Martin & Jason, came to visit our school from Cork City Fire Brigade.

First, they discussed their role as fire fighters, showed the boys and girls all the parts to their very important uniform, highlighted the key role a fire alarm has in the home and answered some of the children’s questions.

Then, we tested the fire fighters by timing them getting into their uniform in the event of a 999 or 112 call. They did it in 50 seconds with 10 seconds to spare.

Last, and most excitingly, the infants got to go out to the fire truck, sit in it and have a go turning on and off the water hose. It really was a fun and exciting event.