Tilly Dryhurst from Woodside C of E School is this month’s WFRS’s Junior Fire Safety Champion.
For her enthusiasm and knowledge Tilly was presented with a trophy and a £25 WH Smith voucher during her school assembly. The presentation was carried out by Community Fire Support Officer Darren Morris at 9.00 am Friday 22nd June 2018.
Following a school visit from the Service Tilly used her fire safety knowledge and spotted potential fire hazards in her own home.
During the school visit for Year 5 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 Service for a monthly prize draw to award the title of Junior Fire Safety Champion.
Portfolio Holder for Fire and Community Safety, Councillor Andy Crump said:
“I would like to say well done to Tilly on her Junior Fire Safety Champion Certificate and prize and for taking part in the Junior Fire Safety Champion Scheme. The scheme provides the Service with a great way of engaging with young people from a very early age. It’s clear from the enthusiasm from the pupils and the schools taking part, that it is of real benefit to all involved.