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Emergency services take it to the kids

Published 18/09/2013

As part of StormSafe Week, Longford Primary School children enjoyed an Emergency Services Day.

Loch Sport SES, Sale and Longford CFA and St John’s Ambulance provided a variety of activities designed to help the kids learn how to cope with emergencies. SES volunteers talk to Longford students

East Region Community Resilience Coordinator Louise van Deelen ran a Triple Zero and 132 500 activity where kids learnt how to make emergency calls.

Loch Sport SES talked to the kids about what SES volunteers do. The Unit also ran a Home Emergency Kit Relay Race that really got everyone moving.

CFA provided a tour of the truck plus a Home Fire Safety lesson and the wonderful Smoke House that demonstrates the importance of crawling low in smoke in a house fire.

St John’s brought their community ambulance and a range of first aid equipment including a working oxygen mask.

A variety of round robin activities provided the children a really solid educational experience that teachers can build on back in the classroom.