Pupils and teachers at Quinton Primary School have been presented with a trophy for achieving 100% in the return of fire hazard assessments to Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Junior Fire Safety Champion Scheme.
The Junior Fire Safety Champion scheme encourages young people to spot potential fire hazards in the home. It has been established by Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service as part of a drive to keep young people safe from harm through an interactive fire safety education programme in primary schools.
As part of the programme, pupils are asked to carry out an initial hazard spotting exercise which checks key elements including whether there is a working smoke alarm in the home, if there are any electrical cables running under carpets or rugs and ensuring only one plug is used per socket. Checks can be carried out in their family home, or those of friends or relatives. Once complete, the young people hand in a completed assessment to the school and are awarded with a Junior Fire Safety Champion certificate.
Community Fire Safety Officer Saeed Sheikh from Warwickshire Fire & Rescue Service said: “I was delighted to be able to present year 5 pupils from Quinton Primary School with the Fire Safety Champion Trophy last week. We would like to thank them for their commitment and dedication to the Junior Fire Safety Champion Scheme. In particular we would like to thank those students who have taken part in the hazard spotting exercise and gone the extra mile to check that their loved ones are fire safe.”
Warwickshire County Council Portfolio Holder for Community Safety, Councillor Andy Crump said: “Congratulations to Quinton Primary School for receiving the trophy. Over 150 schools took part in the scheme with Quinton Primary returning 100% of their referrals to the fire service! I think everyone involved should be very proud of themselves.”
For more information on fire safety education please visit: https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/firesafetyeducation