The Sishen Mine’s fire department visited the Gr. R and Gr. 1 learners of the Curro Kathu Independent School for a fire safety demonstration on Thursday, 15 June.
This was part of the mine’s Quarter 2 safety initiative, which is the Building on Basics winter campaign.
The demonstration was done in the parking area in front of Curro Castle, the most suitable area to provide a clear view for the learners.
Among other important information, members of the fire department shared the following fire safety tips with the learners:
- Do not play with matches.
- Tell parents to properly put out cigarette butts and to not throw these where it can cause a fire.
- Report fires immediately.
- Know the help line number: 074-123-0124.
Johan Zietsman, the mine’s emergency response officer, emphasised the importance of making children aware of the dangers of fire and equipping them with knowledge regarding the do’s and don’ts in case of a fire.
“After our demonstration today, leaners are more aware of the dangers of fire and now know the fire emergency number off by heart,” said Zietsman.
Curro Kathu’s foundation phase head, Christa Kriel, welcomed the session and thanked the mine’s fire department.
“Now both kids and teachers know what to do to be safe in case of a fire emergency,” said Kriel.