Bushfire education kit launched at Warrimoo Public School
Published Date: 14 Jun 2016
It’s been 18 months in the making and Warrimoo Public School was chosen as the place to host the first lesson.
The new Rural Fire Service bushfire education kit for primary schools ‘Guide to Working with School Communities’ was launched at the Mountains school on Tuesday [June 14] with Premier Mike Baird, Emergency Services minister David Elliot and RFS Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons sitting in on the lesson.
During their introductory class to student leaders, RFS volunteers Tamara Hendy from Medlow Bath and Winmalee’s deputy captain Fiona Staglis asked the students what they knew about their volunteer brigades and if anyone knew a member. Many hands went up.
Commissioner Fitzsimmons said even in areas like Warrimoo, where the community had been directly affected by fire, usually only 10 per cent of families had a bushfire survival plan.
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