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Fire crew welcomes pupils on their walk for Alzheimer’s Society

October 23 2018

Firefighters welcomed pupils from a Stoke-on-Trent school as part of the students’ walk in aid of Alzheimer’s Society.

It was great to have the pupils visit the station and I think they all really enjoyed themselves. It is especially touching that they chose to come and see us themselves and really made a great effort in dressing up for the occasion.

Station Manager Neil Pederson

A year 2 class from Gladstone Primary School chose to visit Longton Community Fire Station on Friday, October 19, during their Memory Walk for the charity. The children were taken on their journey by PCSOs Emma Stubbs and Emma Lownds. 

The crew gave the children a tour of the station and then a chance to squirt some water before demonstrating how the aerial ladder platform works. In addition, all the students received a classroom session to discuss fire safety. 

Station Manager Neil Pedersen said: “It was great to have the pupils visit the station and I think they all really enjoyed themselves. It is especially touching that they chose to come and see us themselves and really made a great effort in dressing up for the occasion. 

“These visits are really important to us as it gives a chance to speak to children and give them vital fire safety tips whilst showing them what we do and having some fun along the way.” 

Claire Banks, from Gladstone Primary School, said: “We really appreciated the support from the local community, the police, fire service, parents, grandparents and friends of the school. The children walked just over two miles and were spurred on by the exciting tour of the fire station and especially squirting the hose.”