Australia — A new educational program facilitated by the educator of CFS Community Fire Safe , together with the Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council, presented two sessions to students at the Manoora Primary School.
These sessions provide valuable information to primary school students in the council area to assist in educating children the awareness and danger of a bushfire, the important aspects of safety at school, in and around the home and the benefits of having a bushfire action plan should an emergency arise.
The advantage of having a safety procedure in hand and a safe meeting place such as the school resource centre and the Manoora Hall if an emergency situation arose in the area.
Organised by Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council Fire Prevention and compliance officer Abbie Slater and conducted by CFS community education officer Jeff Ayres, the sessions enabled the students to interact and participate in the planning and preparation needed for the bushfire season and by demonstrating some real life experiences of what it would be like at the centre of a bushfire.
A community information evening presentation will be held at the Manoora Centenary Park Clubrooms next Wednesday, November 12.
This session will focus on the community involvement and awareness during the current and future bushfire seasons and to assist with providing valuable information for women in the area, who in most cases are at home with the children while their partners are away or have been called to attend a fire scene, how to cope if a fire were to threaten their family and property.
The Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council will provide a free sausage sizzle prior to the presentation at 7.30pm.