Schooling students on fire safety in Central Saanich

A great time was had by all at the fire hall last week

Kaylee McCullough (left) and Jessica Underwood try out the fire hose with fire woman Michelle Warren at the Grade 5 fire safety open house at Central Saanich Fire Department on Oct. 3. Elementary schools from all over School District 63 visited the station this week to learn about fire safety.

Grade 5 students from elementary schools all over School District 63 were taught about fire safety last week thanks to the Peninsula’s volunteer fire departments.

Students were bused to the Central Saanich fire hall throughout the week of Oct. 1 and participated in several different stations where they got to learn about everything from how to use a fire extinguisher to cooking safety and making a fire plan with their family in case of an emergency.

“This is the 12th year we’ve been doing this and the kids always have a great time,” said Central Saanich Assistant Fire Chief Forrest Owens.

“This is a great age to teach them about fire safety and by having hands-on activities like using fire extinguishers and the fire hoses, it keeps them engaged and learning.”

The children got to move through seven stations placed at the Central Saanich fire hall and grounds and got to meet many of the volunteer firefighters from the three departments on the Saanich Peninsula.


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