Firefighters teach kids about fire safety

Children from Laila Taib Orphanage in a group photo with firefighters.

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KUCHING, Sept 14: A group of 21 children from Laila Taib Orphanage learned basic techniques to put out fire in a fun and easy-to-remember way at the compound of Al Ghazali Mosque in Petra Jaya here today.

Their eyes were gleaming as they get hold of a fire hose for the first time and when the water gushed out, all their faces were filled with awe and amazement.

Khirudin helping a kid with the fire hose.

During the event, firefighters took the opportunity to teach the children what they should and should not do in case of a blaze, fire prevention and dangers of fire.

The community event was jointly organised by Sarawak Single Mother Association (PITSA) and Petra Jaya fire station.

Khirudin showing children and teachers how to use a fire extinguisher.

“We introduced simple and fun modules on ‘good’ and ‘bad’ fire, demonstrations and advised them not to burn anything indoors,” Sarawak Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) Sarawak director Khirudin Drahman said.

The children were also given a chance to handle fire hose and ride in fire trucks.

Towards the end of programme, each children were given a bag consist of school materials and personal items.— DayakDaily