Firies bring mes­sage

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - @SCHOOL -

MOSSMAN firies have been do­ing the rounds of the schools again, teach­ing fire safety.

The fo­cus is on things like not play­ing with matches and lighters, the ‘stop, drop and roll’ tech­nique if your clothes catch fire, ‘Get down low and go go go’ if you need to es­cape a fire in the house, andto get out and stay out of a burn­ing build­ing and never go in to get favourite toys.

An­other pointer is to stay out­side at a safe meet­ing place with the fam­ily so emer­gency ser­vices can make sure every­body is ac­counted for.

The firies ex­plain “good” fires and “bad” fires and how good fires can turn into bad fires. They teach that matches are tools and not toys – adults use tools and chil­dren only play with toys.

“We teach them about fire safety in a fun way,” one of the firies said. “We get them to prac­tice a few things and also get them to go home and prac­tice an evac­u­a­tion drill with the fam­ily which helps.”

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