FIRST it was our pre-schoolers, now our primary school students are also better prepared for an emergency situation thanks to our local Fire & Rescue NSW team.
Following on from the Pre ED program held at our local preschools, Fire & Rescue NSW would like to thank all the children and staff at our district primary schools who participated in the Fire ED program.
Fire & Rescue personnel visited the St Joseph’s Primary School, as well as the Bibbenluke, Delegate and Bombala Public Schools to deliver the program last week.
“We believe our recent visits to these schools were a great success,” Malcolm Lavender of the local brigade said.
“Our visits coincided with classroom Emergency Evacuation drills held at each school.”
The NSWFB Fire ED program is a fire safety awareness program structured specifically to the cognitive ability of children in the age group of 5-7 years.
The children actively participated in demonstrations and discussions on emergency strategies for both at school and at home.
“My highlight was the key interest shown by all staff and children during our visual display of a mock ‘Search and Rescue’ in the classroom, dressed in full PPC and SCBA (Self Contained Breathing Apparatus),” Mr Lavender said.
“It was a wonderful opportunity to reinforce key safety messages and hopefully discussion at home.”
Fire & Rescue NSW's purpose is to enhance community safety, quality of life and confidence by minimising the impact of hazards and emergency incidents on the people, environment and economy of NSW.
“Please feel free to contact the Bombala Fire station on 0407 583 779 direct or through our website www.fire.nsw.gov.au where families can also find many valuable resources including home evacuation plans and interactive games for their children,” added Bombala Fire Station Commander, Terry Lomas.
The Bombala Fire Station looks forward to implementing the NSWFB Rescue ED program for Year 10 students at Bombala High School next term.