And the winner of Warwickshires Junior Fire Safety Champion goes to…Tiegan

Tiegan Mc Farlane from Outwoods Primary School is this month’s Warwickshire County Council’s Fire and Rescue Services Junior Fire Safety Champion.

For her enthusiasm and knowledge, Tiegan has been presented with a trophy and a £25 WH Smith voucher during her school assembly. The presentation was carried out by crews from Atherstone.

Following a school visit from the Fire and Rescue Service in February, Tiegan used her fire safety knowledge and spotted potential fire hazards in her own home.

During the school visit for year five pupils, fire crews talk about smoke alarms, kitchen and electrical safety and a night time ‘turn it off’ routine.

The session also includes a hazard spotting exercise, where the crew give pupils all the information and skills they need to carry out a fire safety check at home.

Pupils are then asked to complete a safety check for real. They can do this in their own home, at grandparents, or relative’s house. Once complete, the school award the children with a Junior Fire Safety Champion Certificate.

All the safety checks are then sent into the Fire Service for a monthly prize draw to award the title of Junior Fire Safety Champion.

Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Schools Education Officer, Ruth Greenhalgh said:

“I am delighted that Tiegan has been presented with the Junior Fire Safety Champion trophy and prize.

“We educate young people about fire safety in a fun and creative way. We ask pupils to take home what they have learnt and put it into practice. This gives them the confidence to ensure their safety and those around them.”