Banbury preschoolers get photo at local fire station

Banbury preschooler - Kasper - absolutely loves firefighters.

Tuesday, 4th May 2021, 5:54 pm
Updated Tuesday, 4th May 2021, 6:02 pm

Most weeks three-year-old Kasper Hewitt pops by the local fire station in Banbury with his mum to see the fire engine.

Kasper's mum, Kelly Hewitt, recently posted a message of gratitude to firefighters who serve the area on the Banburyshire Info community Facebook group's page. Thanks to Banburyshire Info for sharing the photo and information.

She said: "My son Kasper absolutely adores firefighters, and we go and visit the Banbury fire station each week and sometimes take them treats.

Kasper Hewitt and his friend Jack Jelley, both aged three, stand in front of the training fire appliance at the Banbury Fire Station on Friday April 30. (Image from Oxfordshire Fire & Rescue Facebook page with permission from mums)

"They have all been so friendly and great with him and always wave. Kasper loves doing pictures for them.Today when we went they were training, but they were happy for us to watch.

"Thank you to all of the firefighters for being so kind. You have made this visit the highlight of my boys week for him and his friends. You have always gone that extra mile to make our visits special."

Kasper Hewitt attends the Little Acorns Preschool at Hillview Primary School.

On Friday April 30 Kasper and his friend, Jack Jelley, stopped by the Banbury Fire Station with their mums.

Kasper Hewitt, aged three, on a recent visit to the Banbury Fire Station (Image posted on Banburyshire Info community Facebook group's page - with thanks)

Kasper and Jack with some help from their mums also dropped off a few treats and a 'well done' picture they had painted for the new recruits who had been in training at the fire station.

The two friends were also photographed in front of a fire appliance at the fire station on Friday.

The Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service showed their appreciation by posting a message and the photo on its Facebook page today (Tuesday May 4).

The Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue's Facebook post said: "Kasper absolutely loves firefighters and most weeks he pops by Banbury Fire Station with his mum Kelly so he can see the fire engine.

"Over the last couple of weeks we have been training our new on call firefighters and they have been calling by and watching us from the main entrance gate. They have even bought their lunch with them and sat in the sunshine, watching eagerly, while the new recruits have been running around in the drill yard.

"On Friday, which was the last day for the new on call firefighters, Kasper & Jack called by with their mums with a few treats for the recruits and a “Well Done” picture that they had painted.

"As a little treat & due to the Covid restrictions they had their photo taken in front of the training appliance and even had a flash of the blue lights as they left.

"Thanks for your support Kasper & Jack, it’s been a pleasure seeing you over the last 2 weeks. Hopefully in a few years time we'll see you both in fire kit and on the fire engine for real."