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Gembrook Primary School evacuates

  • Students from Gembrook Primary School are safely evacuated during their recent fire drill

By: Lisa Hicks

Category: Community Safety, Partnerships

  8.57 PM 17 September, 2013

Location: District 8 News

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Gembrook Primary School Grade 6 pupils have been studying fire safety in a range of environments including workplace premises.

Fiona Sewell, Project Coordinator Cardinia Hills Youth Fire Readiness Project ECHO has been educating the children on importance of evacuation procedures for the workplace and other areas that require plans.

On Thursday 12th September, CFA reinforced the value of fire escape plans with the Grade 6 pupils, who then observed the whole school on a full scale evacuation onto the oval.

The Gembrook Captain arrived with the truck in perfect time to see the last of the students leaving the building.

The grade 6 students evaluated the whole session and concluded that all passed with flying colours, no one went missing and no one was left behind. Gembrook Captain Ross McKay gave the all clear a few minutes later and the school went back to normal duties.

The students reinforced the message to the rest of the school that evacuation plans are necessary for your safety and that includes those ‘Home Fire Escape Plans’.

Last Updated: 19 September 2013