Dedicated CFA volunteers interacted with students from Cobains, Airly and Bundalaguah Primary and gave them the opportunity to climb on the fire truck, squirt water, crawl through the smokehouse, whilst also teaching key fire safety messages.
Brigade Support Officer Emily Durbridge said “The CFA aspire to work with schools year round to teach students about the risk of fire”.
“As temperatures fall and heavy rain sets in, CFA and MFB are warning all Victorians of the increased risk of house fires”.
“The smokehouse is an interactive tool that CFA use to engage students about the home fire safety and what to do in the event of a fire”.
Enthusiastic members from the Maffra Fire Brigade, Corry Nikolajew, Ron Hewlitt and John Carr volunteered their time to assist with the activities and put smiles on so many kids’ faces, Emily said.
CFA, SES and the Life Education Van worked in partnership to make the day a huge success.
For more information about CFA education programs, please go to www.cfa.vic.gov.au