Learners become more vigilant about fires
In light of unfortunate incidents where children get burned or get trapped inside burning houses and don’t know how to get out safely, the Wolmaransstad Team conducted a fire awareness at the Katlehong Pre- School focusing on the topic of Personal Safety which includes crawl low under smoke and stop drop and roll demonstrations.
These techniques can be lifesaving in the event of a fire as they limit smoke inhalation and injuries during a fire. Learners were taught about dangers of fires, how they should protect themselves when caught on fire and getting out of a burning building without being harmed.
One of the team members, Tshepo Moshwela who was teaching the learners said, “It is very important to educate children at a young age as fires affect everyone and children are the most vulnerable.”
“The awareness was very important to us as a team as we are approaching the winter fire season and most of the fires we experience are usually caused by human negligence. We hope this awareness will minimise unwanted fires during this winter fire season.”
Speaking to WoFire News, a teacher at the Pre-School, Rebecca Lekoko, said “I am very happy Working on Fire taught our children the importance and dangers of fire which will help them. I also learned many things about fires which I was not aware of in the past.”