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Teaching young children about fire safety was made more exciting with a visit from a fire engine.
Dartford’s firefighters visited St Mary’s under fives Preschool last Friday, (8 November) to give a safety talk to around 30 children. The youngsters got to sit in a fire engine, wear the equipment, hear the siren and even spray water from the hose!Dartford firefighters with nursery school kids
Dartford Crew Manager, Gary Miller, said: “Babies and children are most at risk if a fire breaks out in their home. It’s not the heat but the smoke which is most dangerous to them, as their bodies are less able to cope.Stop, drop and roll
"As well as talking to the youngsters about the work we do to help keep people safe, we also provided them with colouring sheets and other resources that they can do at home with their parents. This not only teaches the children important fire safety lessons at an early age but hopefully means they take safety messages home with them.”
Kent Fire and Rescue Service can help keep your loved ones safe this winter but we need your help! Get in touch so we can give essential fire safety advice tailored to your home, needs and lifestyle. It’s all free of charge – even the phone call. Call us today on 0800 923 7000, email contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.saferwinter.info/
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