Firefighting heroes visit schools
As part of the International Firefighter's Day festivities, Oakhurst Insurance arranged that firefighters from the Southern Cape region visit local schools in a bid to raise fire prevention awareness among learners.
The George Fire Department's first visit was to Grade 1 to 7 learners at the Glenwood House School, who listened attentively to the lifesaving tips. The firefighters had the children thrilled with their red fire truck and the tools they use in their exhilarating but dangerous occupation. The Glenwood House School learners later presented hand-made cards showing their appreciation to the delighted emergency workers.
The George Fire Department's fire truck also visited the Tyholorha and Thembalethu primary schools. These schools are in areas particularly subject to severe fire threats and account for a large percentage of emergency call-outs over weekends. Firefighters performed a 45-minute demonstration and handed out educational material with guidelines for fire safety. Erika Primary School in Mossel Bay also experienced the excitement of a visit from their local firefighters.
Outside of the International Firefighters' Day festivities, Oakhurst Insurance raised a substantial amount of funds for the upgrading of the Thembalethu Fire Department living quarters, through the selling of ribbons prior to and during the event. Peter Grindlay, managing executive of Oakhurst Insurance, said that people should always be aware and appreciative of the great work firefighters do. "We encourage our locals to get more involved with our Emergency Services on a regular basis, and enhance community co-operation wherever possible."
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Glenwood House learners showed their love and support for the firefighters with their handcrafted cards.
Thembalethu Primary School learners enthusiastically engaged with what firefighter Moses Mongo had to say.