On 29th April we had a visit from the Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service to show us the kind of kit and techniques they use to combat fires in different circumstances. The visit started with a tour of the fire engine which they use and all of the equipment they use. One of the most interesting parts I found was how they pumped water and the different hoses that are used.
When pumping water they can either use the on board pump for smaller fires with less pressure needed or, when more power is needed, they have the ability to use the engine as well. After that we were shown all of the kit used such as the jaws of life that are used for cutting and different nozzles which can be used. Lastly we were shown the air tanks and such which are used when they enter a building, the safety measures they have and techniques used.
This was an incredible visit and has given me a new appreciation for the fire service and all they do.