Hurry, Hurry, Fireman Dan!

September 15, 2011

Thank you to New York’s Fire Chief, Dan Daly, who visited the school on September 13th. It was a fitting way to mark the 10th anniversary of 9/11, as over 300 of Chief Daly’s colleagues died fighting the inferno on that day a decade ago.

However, the occasion was not a gloomy one, and Chief Daly’s message was more one of inspiration for the pupils of the school. He was emphatic that children should nurture their own talents, and should always carry ‘an attitude of gratitude’ throughout their daily lives.

We also gained some valuable advice for dealing with fires (“Keep low and just go!”). The presentation went on longer than planned, as D7ET pupils had quite a few questions for Chief Daly:

What is the average response time of brigade units to fires in the metropolitan area?”

“Where do you draw your water supply, when hydrants prove inadequate?”

“Why don’t you have a Fireman Sam hat?”

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