Emergency services a big hit with kindy kids

AT HELM: Beerwah Kindy students Brax and Oscar were amazed by the fire hose.
AT HELM: Beerwah Kindy students Brax and Oscar were amazed by the fire hose. Contributed

FIRST responders from the Beerwah Fire Brigade and the Police Dog Squad visited excited children in both Beerwah Kindy groups to connect with them and reinforce the importance of knowing how to call 000 in an emergency.

Captain Luke Chapman led a conversation about fires and the children showed the impressed firefighters their fire drill before it was time to get wet, with the children pairing up to squirt water from the fire hose.

Senior Constable Chadd Christie visited with police dog-in-training Edge to talk about road safety and what the police do to help people in the community.

Beerwah Kindy co-director Rebecca Mackintosh said the visits were even more special because both Cpt Chapman and Snr Cnst Christie had personal connections to the kindy.

"Captain Chapman has had one child attend Beerwah Kindy and another daughter enrolled for next year and Snr Cnst Christie has had two children attend Beerwah Kindy and his youngest daughter is currently enrolled,” she said.

"It made the annual visits even more wonderful to have some of our past and present kindy families represent these important community services this year.”

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