Falmouth firemen fete kids
THE Falmouth Fire Department recently feted more than 200 children at the Salt Marsh All-Age School during their fourth annual Christmas treat.
The children were treated to cake, ice cream and soft drinks. And while the kids were allowed to enjoy their goodies, the Fire Department used the opportunity to educate them about fire prevention.
“It is a means that we use to maintain good relationship with the community and educate them about fires. Through the children is the best way to do it, particularly since they are the ones most affected by fires,” said acting superintendent of the department, Robert Clayton.
According to Clayton, the children were given fire prevention and safety tips by members of the Fire Prevention Section and issued with exercise books and fire prevention literature.
In previous years, Clayton said they had treated children at the Falmouth Infant School and the Falmouth Gardens Basic School.
And, while he was unable to name the school they would treat next year, he said that it would no doubt be in a deep rural area of the parish. “The out-of-town schools are usually neglected,” he said.