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A Day at the Fire Station

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In the kindergarten video about a day at the fire station, we see a day in the life of a firefighter! What happens when the alarm sounds at the station? What do firefighters wear? How do they fight fires? Learn all about the things that happen when someone calls in a fire emergency.

Transcript A Day at the Fire Station

A Day at the Fire Station There must be an emergency! Someone called the dispatcher, the person who sends out help, to let the firefighters know we need them! All the firefighters stop what they are doing right away... to get ready and leave everything behind. What will they wear to fight the fire? A pair of protective pants and a jacket. A safety helmet and gloves too! Can you think of anything else the firefighter needs to wear? Boots to protect their feet. They also need a flashlight, a signal whistle, and a respirator which helps them breathe. These pieces of equipment are fire proof, which means they don't burn, and this keeps firefighters safe during a fire. Alright, let's get to the truck! The fire truck must drive quickly to get to the fire as soon as possible! The flashing lights show other drivers that the firefighters are on their way to an emergency. The siren helps other drivers hear the fast truck coming; it brings even more attention! All other drivers must move to the side of the road and stop to let the fire truck pass. On their way, the firefighters get their first instructions and learn what needs to be done so that the fire can be put out quickly. Once they arrive, everyone already knows what to do. A few firefighters run to help people in the burning house and pets that need to be rescued too. Inside the house, firefighters wear their respirator. This is a special mask that helps them breathe clean air and avoid the dangerous smoke. Do you know how firefighters reach people who are stuck up high? They use ladders that are kept on the fire truck. The highest ladder can reach one hundred feet! Other firefighters are getting ready to put out the fire. Firefighters practice and work together in teams. They lay out the hoses, but where will the water come from? Sometimes it comes from the fire truck which can hold more than seven hundred gallons of water! Other times, the firefighters get the water from fire hydrants on the street. Another team can now take care of fighting the flames. Here, the firefighters use water to put out the fire. But they can also use foam, powder, or gas to stop fires. Phew, the fire is out! Good work! Ambulances are always called to the emergency too. They are there to help anyone who might have been hurt by the fire. Now that the firefighters have done their job, all the equipment has to be loaded back onto the fire truck and they can go back to the station. They have just put out a house fire, but do you know what else firefighters do? They help put out forest fires and car fires too! Firefighters also get people and animals out of buildings and crashed cars. They protect places when a disaster, like a flood, occurs. Firefighters also rescue people and animals from unsafe situations. Firefighting is an important job that helps many people. It looks like the firefighters have earned a little break, even if it's a short one!

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A Day at the Fire Station exercise

Would you like to apply the knowledge you’ve learned? You can review and practice it with the tasks for the video A Day at the Fire Station.
  • What do firefighters do?

    Hints

    Firefighters protect places when a disaster, like a flood, occurs.

    Firefighters get people and animals out of buildings and crashed cars.

    There is more than one correct choice.

    Solution

    Firefighting is an important job that helps many people.

    • Firefighters put out forest fires and car fires.
    • Firefighters get people and animals out of buildings and crashed cars.
    • Firefighters protect places when a disaster, like a flood, occurs.
    • Firefighters rescue people and animals from unsafe situations.

  • What would be seen at the scene of a fire?

    Hints

    The firefighters get water from fire hydrants.

    Firefighters use hoses to transport the water from the hydrants to help put out a fire.

    There are four correct answers.

    Solution

    A ladder, firetruck, hose, and fire hydrant would be seen at the scene of a fire.

  • What gear does a firefighter need?

    Hints

    A protective jacket protects the firefighter's upper body from the fire.

    A respirator helps a firefighter breathe.

    Solution

    A firefighter needs this fireproof gear to keep them safe during a fire:

    • protective pants and jacket to protect the firefighter's body from the fire.
    • safety helmet to protect the firefighter's body when putting out a fire.
    • boots to protect the firefighter's feet.
    • respirator to help the firefighter breathe.

  • What helps firefighters put out a fire?

    Hints

    Firefighters use water to put out fires.

    Firefighters work in teams to be safe.

    A ladder can help firefighters reach tall places to put out a fire.

    Solution

    Firefighters work in teams to put out fires using water, foam, powder, or gas. They can also use ladders to reach tall places to put out fires.

  • What do firefighters drive?

    Hints

    What do you see the firefighter driving in this picture?

    What are these two firefighters standing in front of?

    Solution

    A firefighter drives a firetruck.

  • Sort the information about firefighters.

    Hints

    Firefighters work in teams to keep each other safe.

    Firefighters wear fireproof clothes, which means the clothes do not burn.

    Solution

    This picture shows what firefighters do in blue and what firefighters wear in yellow.