Educators equipped with fire safe techniques

6 Dec,2017 | Profiles, WoFire News

Thirty early childhood development (ECD) educators from the Eastern Cape were equipped with fire safe techniques during the early childhood development workshop presented by Working on Fire’s (WOF) Fire Awareness Training Officer, Zola Hans.

Thirty early childhood development (ECD) educators from the Eastern Cape were equipped with fire safe techniques during the early childhood development workshop presented by Working on Fire’s (WOF) Fire Awareness Training Officer, Zola Hans.

The workshop was part of WOF’s integrated fire management strategy for protecting the environment which includes fire prevention, suppression and fire awareness.

The workshop was held in Amalinda last month.

Hans says the objective was to teach the educators how to be fire safe so that they could go back to their centres and implement what they learnt and practice with the learners.

“It is by means of them practicing fire drills and understanding fire escape plans that we will ensure that the children understand those as well,” Hans says.

He says that educators must identify fire risks at their centres and come up with plans to mitigate those risks to ensure their learners’ safety.

“Educators must also demonstrate crawling low under the smoke and ensure that children are able to master it as it will help them in case there is fire,” says Hans.

One of the educators, Thokozile Manese from Uzukwenyangweni Daycare in Mdantsane, saluted WOF for the workshop saying that what they had learned will aid them at their centres and in their communities.

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