The Grade 4/5 Fire Expo hosted by the Sidney Volunteer Department drew 38 classes with more than 900 students from Sidney, North Saanich and Central Saanich to the Community Safety Building in Sidney, where staff with the Sidney Volunteer Fire Department, North Saanich Fire Department and Central Saanich Fire Department presented a wide range of topics around fire safety.
Final day of the Grade 5 Expo @SidneyVFire . This week we had 38 classes over 900 students & a lot of things learned. Students even left with homework (check your smoke alarm, plan a meeting spot) & fun by all. Thank you for all the help @dns_fire @CSaanichFire @SaanichFire #yyj pic.twitter.com/nbW8htSM82
— SidneyVFire (@SidneyVFire) October 8, 2022
They learnt about them through a series of learning stations inside and outside the building, where staff not only helped them to spot and prevent potential causes of fire around the house in places like the kitchen but also gave them some hands-on training to fight a fire through the use of fire extinguishers. The sessions also included an element of fun as staff gave them the opportunity to use genuine fire hoses.
The event — which ran over three days last week — preceded Fire Prevention Week running from Oct. 9 to 15.
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