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1st Jul, 2022

Youngster named fire safety champion

A SAFETY-CONSCIOUS youngster has been named Junior Fire Safety Champion.

Phoebe Bennett from Temple Herdewyke Primary School in Southam was presented with a trophy and £25 WH Smith voucher by Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service after she identified potential fire hazards in her home.

During a school visit, fire crews talk about smoke alarms, kitchen and electrical safety and a night time ‘turn it off’ routine.

The session included a hazard spotting exercise, which children are asked to complete for real at home.

All the checks are sent to the fire service for a monthly prize draw.

Safety spokesman Coun Howard Roberts said: “I would like to say well done to Phoebe on her Junior Fire Safety Champion certificate and prize and for taking part in the scheme which provides the service with a great way of engaging with young people from a very early age.

“It’s clear from the enthusiasm from the pupils and the schools taking part, that it is of real benefit to all involved.”

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