RED Watch firefighters at Horwich Fire Station recently had a
visit from children at a local primary school who are learning
about The Great Fire of London.
Last Wednesday morning, October 3, a group of Year 2 pupils at
Horwich Parish CE Primary School called into the fire station to
see the firefighters - taking with them cardboard houses that they
had made in class.
Firefighter Jason Martin said: "We set up a safe area in the
station yard and let the kids have a go at putting out the houses
which we set alight.
"We then talked about how things have changed since the 13th
Century and the disastrous fire in London, where an estimated 3000
"The Great Fire of London led to all sorts of changes such as
alehouses being governed on their construction and bakeries and
brew houses having to work to different regulations. The
world we live in is now a safer place to live from lessons learnt
in the past.
"The visit was completed with a demonstration of ladder, hose
drills and a look around the fire engine - which has certainly
changed since the Great Fire, where a tub of water was to be made
available in case of fire."
The school visit to Horwich Fire Station is an annual event that
has happened for the past two years now.