Draw winner Emma with Watch Commander Ade Lyden, Head Teacher Mr Graham Catt and some of the Crew from Red Watch Northfield
Draw winner Emma with Watch Commander Ade Lyden, Head Teacher Mr Graham Catt and some of the Crew from Red Watch Northfield

Firefighters from Northfield were delighted today  to present a cheque for £100 to Emma Enock.

Emma, a Year 6 student from Rednal Hill Junior School, was drawn from many of her school friends who completed a fire safety checks of their own homes after receiving training from firefighters at Red Watch Northfield in July.

Head Teacher Mr Graham Catt said: “The response from our childrens parents was fantastic, it really made them think about safety in their home and whether their smoke alarm was working.”

Watch Commander Ade Lyden said: “Our aim is to provide fire safety education to children across the West Midlands and to raise the awareness of the dangers of fire, particularly in the home. We have a range of programmes and initiatives supporting this goal.”

Proactive work carried out by crews includes:

· visiting schools regularly to deliver fire safety education to different age groups
· inviting schools to visit Fire Stations and Fire Safety Centres
· attending school events, open days etc
· inviting schools to theatre productions targeting arson prevention
· providing materials and resources.

Watch Commander Lyden said: “Our primary focus is Key Stage 2 school children, however we have a range of resources available for other age groups. We have also produced a Special Educational Needs pack, where firefighters work with special schools, main stream schools with special needs groups, day care centres, activity and parent/carer groups and hospitals.

“Also available, is our recently updated, Nursery Box, which contains a range of materials for pre-school groups.”

For further information on any educational resources or services please contact West Midlands Fire Service Educational Team by email on: education.team@wmfs.net 

To book a free safety check in your home by your local firefirefighters, freephone 0800 389 5525

Congratulations, Emma! 

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