Promoting safety

2016-02-18 06:00
Pupils from Victoria Primary School watch as IPPS Medical rescue demonstrates how they would react in an emergency. Photo: supplied

Pupils from Victoria Primary School watch as IPPS Medical rescue demonstrates how they would react in an emergency. Photo: supplied

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EMERGENCY services visited Victoria Primary School on Monday to highlight safety and security among the pupils. The programme which is co-ordinated by IPPS Medical Rescue, Tongaat SAPS, Umhlali K-9 unit and Coastal Emergency Response Team (CERT) and eThekwini lifeguards aims to educate pupils on how to avoid danger, keep safe and react in case of an emergency. Tongaat SAPS communications officer Manisha Maharaj-Marie said the programme is predominantly made up of demonstrations as they feel this would help pupils, especially small children understand the various safety concepts better.

"The more equipped pupils are to deal with danger and avoid harm, the safer they will be," said Maharaj-Marie. "We are looking at doing all primary schools in the next few months so pupils are aware of how to be safe ahead of the holidays." The programme was initiated due to a high number of injuries sustained by children in the last year which Maharaj-Marie says would have been prevented had they been better aware.

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