Safety the focus as children pay visit to fire station

St Neots firefighter Paul Davies with son Hayden

St Neots firefighter Paul Davies with son Hayden - Credit: Archant

Firefighters in St Neots welcomed hundreds of school children to their station for a week of safety talks.

Almost 600 children, aged between nine and 10, came through the doors during the service’s Safety Zone Challenge to learn about how to stay safe in their homes and outdoors.

The Year 5 students listened to talks on water safety, smoke alarms and how to safely evacuate a building during a fire, as well as road safety.

Watch commander, Jon-Paul Jones, said: “We were delighted to host Safety Zone again and hope children had fun and will stay safer because of it.”

The youngsters also learnt about cyber bullying, first aid, animal husbandry and level crossing and railway safety.

Hayden Davies, 10, from Priory Junior School, had an extra special day because his dad, firefighter Paul Davies, was on duty during his visit to the station.

He said: “I was really happy I got the chance to come the day my dad was at work.”