Welcome to our world of 4 boys, Autism, Homeschooling and life in general.

Hi I'm Angie, busy Homeschooling Mum of 4 young boys aged between 4 and 11 yrs.

Bailey (11) is a huge car enthusiast, particularly classic cars, VW 'Herbie' beetles and VW Combi vans. Bailey lives with Autism (ASD) and Epilepsy but does very well coping with everyday life these days since we made the change to homeschooling back in 2010.

Dane (8) enjoys playing guitar, building Lego masterpieces and all things superhero! Dane also lives with a form of Autism (Aspergers) and a Language developmental delay (Apraxia of speech).

Ehren (5) is our gentle 'giant' and is a keen student in our Homeschool classroom. He enjoys both physical and mental pursuits and has a clear interest in currency!

Fraser (aged 4) is our little pocket rocket. He's a confident, head-strong little boy who never stops talking, singing or dancing!

Follow us on our journey as we learn about the world around us in our own unique way!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Totally blasted - Fire Safety talk day!

Last week my boys were lucky enough to join their Homeschooling group for a Fire Safety talk with some local firemen. I thought the boys would find it quite interesting and get a nice look at the truck but it turns out that it was a much more in depth look than we originally thought.

The firemen gave a talk firstly about fire safety procedures in the home. It was an interactive session with many delightful questions from our kids and lots of answers to the fireman's questions. They discussed the importance of smoke detectors, procedures to take if a fire occurs in the home and reinforced the importance of fires not being lit in bushlands and public places. Then they took the kids over to the fire truck for some demonstrations.

The children got to look at some of the tools and machinery they keep on board the truck. My boys have always had a liking for the jaws of life and were absolutely delighted when they got to see it working along with the cutting implements used primarily in car accidents. The firemen donned the full fire-fighting equipment explaining how they use the oxygen tank to breathe when in the midst of a fire.

Then for the part the children had really hoped for. They all got a turn using the fire hose, with the help of a fire-man of course. They were so surprised at the force of the water and there was even a bit of mucking around from the firemen trying to wet the Mums!

They finished up with a little more of a talk, then the children were all given special activity packs. After about an hour of fun and learning it was time for the firemen to leave, but not before giving us some sirens on their way off! What a blast the kids all had. Even us Mums didn't mind standing around chatting to half a dozen firemen. Funny that ;)

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