The children have been enjoying the many books about fire fighting that are available in the room.
They have given us information about the trucks and also the equipment
the fire fighters wear.
Another piece of equipment our truck needed was the control panel
where the hoses connect.
We used jar lids, milk jug caps and tuna cans.
The tuna cans are the perfect size for the hose to fit in.
Next was the axes.
We don't have a pull out panel like the real truck
so we made hangers (with zip ties)
on the inside of the back door.
It has been exciting to see all children, boys and girls,
enjoying the fire truck.
I think this is the first year that I've heard the term
'fire fighters' used more than 'fireman'.
Our finished truck.
One of our grandfathers, who is a retired fire fighter, checked it over.