CID’S POSDRU CHILDREN MEET ROMANIA’S FIREMAN SAM
A Budding Fireman Sam
We acknowledge with grateful thanks the work of Bucharest’s brave fire and rescue services, for their proactive involvement with our children and for sharing the challenges, trials and tribulations of being some of the brave men and women who keep Bucharest and its people safe. They recently certainly inspired a number of aspiring "Firemen Sams", who are now thinking of a future career in the fire and emergency service.
The children from CID’s POSDRU Project in Bucharest’s School No 62 visited the firemen of the Obor Detachment, of the City’s “Dealul Spirii” Emergency Inspectorate, during their recent “Firemen’s Open Doors Day”.
The fire team guided the children through a new and very exciting world, the fire station, the firefighter’s daily routine, their emergency equipment, their emergency vehicles with all their first-aid kit and extrication services gear together with other fire engines used in case of emergencies.
The firemen staged a training emergency and actively involved the children who climbed into three special equipped engines all with their sirens sounding. The children played their role perfectly in the station house and in dressing in emergency gear. After this “special training”, members of the fire watch shared the children the importance of the job and working conditions of a fireman. As ‘honorary’ members of the watch, the children practiced the firemen’s physical training regime using the fitness equipment found in the station’s fitness gym.
As the children were told about the daily challenge and risk in being a firefighter, one noticed the photograph of firefighter prominently displayed in one of the fire engines. Asking why? they were told that this was a photograph of a fireman who recently given his life whilst answering a fire emergency call and he was being remembered by his colleagues who placed the picture in one of the fire engines in memory of his sacrifice.
Near the end of the visit, the fire watch staged a practice fire drill, and under strict supervision allowed each child to hold the water hose. There was a mixture of joy, excitement and the deepest respect on the faces the POSDRU children as they took their leave thanking individually each of the men of the OBOR watch.
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