Fire station visit for Chernobyl children

Fire station visit for Chernobyl children

Children with hosesA group of children from Belarus have been visiting Temple Fire Station in central Bristol today.

Firefighters on White Watch have been showing the 18 youngsters and their two leaders around the fire station.

They have been rolling out hoses, squirting water and playing team-building games.

Roger Coales from the Chernobyl Childrens’ Lifeline charity said: “This is always a popular visit. The children like to see the fire engines and equipment and they particularly enjoy trying out the hoses and squirting water.

“Firefighters have a special status in Belarus having responded to the Chernobyl disaster in 1986. We like to give the children a range of visits and experiences while they are here and we are so grateful to all the organisations who host us every year.”