Auxiliary firefighter with the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service, Glenn Croxford shows four-year-old Chloe Drinkwater how a firehose works during a Proserpine Public Kindergarten excursion to the new fire station in Proserpine on Tuesday.
Auxiliary firefighter with the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service, Glenn Croxford shows four-year-old Chloe Drinkwater how a firehose works during a Proserpine Public Kindergarten excursion to the new fire station in Proserpine on Tuesday. PETER CARRUTHERS

Prossie kindy kids get firefighting

CHILDREN from the Proserpine Public Kindergarten swapped finger-painting for fire hoses during an excursion to the newly opened headquarters of the Queensland Fire and Emergency Service on Tuesday.

About 20 four-year-old kids got a tour of the new station and tried their hand at putting out imaginary fires.

Teacher at the kindy, Amy Carlson said the kids got a real kick out of the outing and an ongoing connection between auxiliary firefighters and students made planning a piece of cake.

"They used the hose and got a demonstration on how the jaws of life were used with a bottle of water,” she said.

"They loved it.”

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