November got off to a great start for Spectrum as we headed along to Parkside Fire Station, Cambridge, to catch up with Black Watch from the Cambridgeshire Fire & Rescue Service!
Black Watch talked us through safety at home as well as what a day in the life of a fireman is like. On our tour of the fire station we got to see all the vehicles they use for different situations and what all the equipment they have board is used for. They told us about the the types of calls they have to attend, the many different situations that they help in and what they have to do to get out of the fire station in a rapid time and be ready to go at a moments notice.
We also got the chance to use a thermal imaging camera and learn all about its different uses, from assisting the fireman when visibility is poor in a building, to measuring fire temperatures an capturing data.
The Black Watch team were truly fantastic hosts and gave us a really engaging and insightful look into their world, it was an absolute pleasure to be in their company for a few hours and we thank them hugely for their invitation to visit and all that they do.
Spectrum Cambridge are a multi-award winning, parent led charity, providing events and support for families of children with Autism, additional needs, learning difficulties and disabilities. We are family focused and passionate about inclusion and supporting Special Education Needs & Disabilities (SEND).