CHILDREN at the JLM Corinella Kindergarten and San Remo Kindergarten had the joy of a visit from their local fire brigades recently.
Volunteers from Cornella and San Remo enthralled the ‘little fire fighters’ as they taught them fire safety lessons, showed the children the fire trucks and allowed them to squirt the fire hose.
These visits are a partnership between the kindergartens and the fire brigade, as the visits form part of the kinder curriculum with teachers doing follow-up teaching around what fire fighters do and fire safety.
“The children were fantastic and the brigade looks forward to their visit again soon,” San Remo Brigade community safety officer Ray Symons said.
“To see their expressions when they squirt the fire hose is something special.”
CFA brigades are always available to visit kindergartens, schools and play groups.
The ‘Fire Safe Kids’ education program is specially targeted at Kindergarten and Primary School aged children and has been developed in conjunction with the education department and early childhood development specialists.
“One of the key messages we talk to children about is having a home fire escape plan and practicing it,” Corinella Fire Brigade Captain Sue Jenner said.
“We encourage all families to sit down together and formulate a plan.”
Information is available via the CFA Website at www.cfa.vic.gov.au or call into your local CFA fire station on a Sunday morning.