Tadika Mariaville Good Shepherd was selected by the Fire & Rescue Department of Malaysia to conduct a Fire Safety Outreach Programme, beneficial not only to the pupils but also their parents and teachers. It was the first time that a kindergarten was selected by the department.
After a briefing on fire safety, there was a demonstration on what one should do in the event of a fire in the kitchen. This is a common domestic accident, so the adults were more than willing to try to put the fire out under supervision. Other activities that morning included a colouring competition for the kids and photo sessions with the fire engine.
Ipoh fire station chief P. Samasuvam, who led the activity, said that it was important for the public to be aware of the need to educate themselves on first actions to be taken in case of fires occurred at home, specifically in the kitchen.
As this awareness should also reach the young, therefore, it was most appropriate that a kindergarten was selected this time in their outreach programme.
Kindergarten principal Mrs. C. Noel said that they have always made it a point to take the 6-year-olds to the Fire Station for hands-on activities and to learn about safety measures to be taken during a fire. She added, “We are honoured to be selected by the fire department for this programme. It was be a memorable day for both our pupils and their parents.”
Event: Fire Safety Outreach Programme
Venue: Tadika Mariaville Good Shepherd, Ipoh
Date: 20th April, 2016
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