On Friday 12 May our mini police had a fantastic experience visiting Mansfield Fire Station.

We are incredibly grateful that the staff at Mansfield Fire Station took time out of their busy schedules to teach our mini police officers all about the role of a fire fighter.

The mini police were enthralled as they learnt how to become a fire fighter; their daily routines, types of emergencies and how practices/equipment have changed over the years. They were also taught some valuable lessons about how to keep themselves safe at home.

The children got to see and experience lots of different equipment, the highlight being sitting in the fire engine and taking turns with the fire hoses.

The children were a credit to our academy, their behaviour throughout the visit was outstanding and the fire fighters complimented their knowledge and thoughtful questions.

We would like thank Nottinghamshire Police for arranging this visit as part of the mini police programme, it was a really special day which will leave lasting memories and, hopefully, inspire future generations to consider a career as a fire fighter.