KZN hosts early childhood development workshop

6 Dec,2017Profiles, WoFire News

KwaZulu-Natal Working on Fire Communications Cluster, in partnership with the KZN Department of Social Development, has conducted the Early Childhood Workshop for educators in the uMngeni Municipality in Howick.

The aim of the workshop was to create communities that are fire resilient by educating communities and schools, using CAPS aligned lesson plans.

KZN Community Fire Awareness Officer Makhosi Dladla says, “It’s imperative for educators to be fire safe as fires can occur at schools.

We discussed the importance of an evacuation plan and having fire extinguishers at their centres.” The workshop covered understanding the Fire Danger Index, impact of fires, fire risk assessment, fire management plan and what to do in case of a fire at their school.

“Educators were very engaging during the workshop and eager to invite our firefighters to their schools. There are people who do not even know how to use a fire extinguisher or know the contact details of emergency services, which can be the deciding factor between life and death in an emergency,” says Dladla.