Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Service visit school

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Youngsters at Seathorne Primary School got the chance to step into the shoes (or should that be boots?) of a firefighter during a recent visit by Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue.

Firefighters visited the Winthorpe school recently as part of its programme to promote the fire prevention and safety in the community.

Pupils were treated to a close-up look around a fire engine and had the chance to use a fire hose as they learnt what to do in an emergency.

John Barke, watch manager at Skegness Fire Station, said: “By making it a fun experience, we can get across a vital message about the dangers of fire, and what to do in the event of a fire.

“When they tell their family what they’ve learnt at school, the message gets passed on and encourages fire safety at home, which could include testing smoke alarms or having a conversation about what to do if there was a fire.”

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