Fire aware kids

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

PREP and Year 1 stu­dents from Moss­man State School, St Au­gus­tine’s Pri­mary School and Miallo State School were all fired up for a safety cer­tifi­cate last week.

Last month the schools were vis­ited by the Moss­man Fire and Res­cue team and given a fun and in­ter­ac­tive ed­u­ca­tion ses­sion, to teach them the im­por­tance of fire safety and preven­tion.

Last week Lieu­tenant An­drew Pe­track and Ja­son Cam­bieras went back to the schools to check up on how much the kids had re­mem­bered.

The stu­dents had one month to work out evac­u­a­tion plans with their fam­i­lies in case there is ever a fire in their home.

Lieu­tenant Pe­track said the kids were very en­thu­si­as­tic.

‘‘They all talked to their fam­i­lies and prac­ticed their evac­u­a­tion plans,’’ he said.

‘‘We re­ally want to stress to peo­ple that all homes need a fire alarm.

‘‘It also rec­om­mended that if you haven’t al­ready changed your fire alarm bat­tery this year, to do so as soon as pos­si­ble.’’

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