Regina’s firefighters are hoping to teach people about fire safety, and they’re starting with some of the city’s youngest residents.
Grade 2 students from St. Marguerite Bourgeoys School were at the legislative building to learn what to do if there’s a fire and how they can prevent them. The students took part in activities and got to see the inside of a fire truck.
They were also quizzed on what they learned during the day.
“We find that they’ll go home and they’ll talk to their brothers and sisters, they’ll talk to mom and dad and we find that’s the most effective way to get the message out,” said Duane McKay, provincial fire commissioner.
He noted they send out fire prevention material to all schools in the province at this time of the year.
McKay said they encourage students to go home and test their smoke alarms and develop a plan with their family.
Grade 2 students told 980 CJME they learned the importance of getting out of their home when there’s a fire, while others said they were already prepared since they had family who were firefighters.