Posted by Editor on 7th May 2012 at 12:30 PM
Fiddlers Lane families bond at Irlam Fire station
Dads in Salford had a bonding session with their children at Irlam Fire Station recently thanks to an invitation from Red Watch.
Firefighter Stephen Thornton said: "We're a community Fire Station at Irlam and I'm a governor at Fiddlers Lane Primary and I knew that they ran a lads and dads club so I thought it'd be good to have them down on the station to talk about fire safety.
"I came in on my day off and Crew Manager Nigel Williams and the Red Watch boys showed them around the fire engine and did some water squirting while telling them all about keeping safe."
Fiddlers Lane Primary School has been running the 'Men's Club' since September, encouraging male carers, including dads, granddads, uncles and brothers to bond with their children. Eight of them paid a visit to the station on Friday, April 20, 2012.
Teaching Assistant Jordanna Wrench said: "We'd done things like cooking before but the dads were keen to try something a bit more hands-on to do, so we spent the afternoon at the Fire Station after they invited us down to their community room.
"It was fantastic and I can't thank the firefighters enough. All of the dads and their children had a wonderful time looking at the fire engine and seeing the hose in action as well as dressing our librarian, Mr Duffus in a fireman's outfit.
"We didn't want to leave and the dads said they will be back for the open day in the summer holidays with their families."
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