Communicating fire education through sports

13 September, 2015

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Communicating fire education through sports

13 Sep,2015Fire Awareness

The Witelsbos Team in the Eastern Cape together with the Fire and Rescue Unit from the Koukamma Municipality educated more than 200 school kids recently about the dangers of fire.

A variety of sporting code activities took place at the Woodland Soccer Field and six schools participated in the event.

“We used these sports activities to communicate the fire safety tips to the young ones. It worked very well because we reached an estimated 200 kids,” said Mxoli Cabela, the Ground Operations Manager of the West District Region.

Cabela also said that the fire season in the region is starting soon. ‘‘It is very vital that we equip kids so that in an event of fire they can survive,’’ he explained The Fire Chief of the Koukamma Municipality, Ellywan Pieterson, said that kids needed to be given the knowledge on fires. “We are making sure that kids in our areas know how to do stop, drop and roll so that they can be able to escape during fires”, Pieterson explained

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