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Kids fire safe at Gisborne

By: Bevan Moody

Category: Community Safety

  10.39 AM 20 February, 2015

Location: District 2 News, District 14 News, General

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Last Wednesday members of Gisborne Fire Brigade visited the Good Start Early Learning Centre in New Gisborne.

Lieutenant Bevan Moody, who manages community engagement for the brigade, said visiting schools and kindergartens is an integral part of CFA's service to the community.

"We visit schools and kindergartens regularly to teach children the importance of fire safety and ire awareness from an early age. Topics include having an active fire plan, working smoke alarms and, most importantly, what to do in the event of a fire," explained Lieutenant Moody.

Fire Safe Kids presenter Ian Large explained the importance of fire safety in the home and showed children what they can do in the event of a fire. Firefighters Tom Ruff, Ian Ward, Ethen Brailsford and Steve Blaker demonstrated how to "Get Down Low and Go Go Go," while interacting with the children and answering important fire safety questions.

Firefighter Brailsford also donned breathing apparatus to demonstrate what a firefighter looks and sounds like when entering a house; although we look a little scary the fire brigade is here to help.

For the kids the highlight of the day, as always, was getting the opportunity to get the fire hose out and squirt water around.

If your school, kindergarten or community group would like Gisborne Fire Brigade to visit you, contact Bevan Moody or Ian Large from the Gisborne Fire Brigade on 54282596 or email the brigade at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You can also visit the Gisborne Fire Brigade website at for essential fire safety messages and information.

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Last Updated: 20 February 2015