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Safety First at Four Dwellings Academy

posted 27 Jun 2013, 06:41 by Matthew Shenton   [ updated 27 Jun 2013, 09:30 ]

To draw attention to National Child Safety Week 2013 representatives from each of the major emergency services have been on site running a range of workshops today. Members of the West Midlands Fire Brigade, Ambulance and Police forces recreated a realist road traffic accident in the playground and explained to Year 7 pupils how to complete a successful rescue.

 

The Fire Brigade demonstrated why chip pans can be so dangerous by pouring water over a chip pan fire! There was also an instructive session that outlined the danger of making bogus 999 calls to the emergency services, and examples of what to say to operators during a real emergency.

 

The Ambulance service ran a fascinating workshop explaining how they deal with the varied calls they receive and Police and Fire rescue dogs demonstrated their skills in locating various objects hidden in the hall and library.