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Federation’s children conclude Safety program



FireRescue-CampersBasseterre, St. Kitts, 17th July, 2017 ( - Hundreds of campers, who attended the Summer Safety Program organized by the Fire & Rescue Services, marched through the streets of downtown Basseterre on Friday highlighting sub-themes of the annual safety program.


The 10th July to 14th July summer safety camp concluded after the march on the compound of the Fire and Rescue Services, where a brief ceremony was held attended by parents, government officials and the program sponsors.


According to Fire Station Officer Garfield Hodge said the Summer Safety Program was developed to instill the concept of safety into the minds of children, as they enjoy the free time of the summer vacation.


Hodge said, “This programme has been sustained for 15 long years. Our organization has played a critical role in positively moulding and shaping young minds.”


He continued, “We have contributed to national development, as our program has touched and impacted countless lives in making the right decisions and becoming good and productive citizens.”


Attorney General Vincent Byron commended the organizers and the young students.


He told the safety program participants that what they have learned is important to the entire family.


“The values that have been taught to you in terms of fire safety helps you, your family, and the whole community that we live in, because you are very conscious of how to keep your home safe,” Attorney General Byron said.


The AG continued, “It is important that after this week that you go home and practice what you learnt. The whole idea of this programme is that you, as young people, will learn how to be conscious of your own security as fire knows no master.”


Safety Sessions were held simultaneously at the Basseterre, Tabernacle and Sandy Point Fire Stations. The programme was also hosted in Nevis at the Jessups Community Center from July 03 to 07.


The program was held under the theme, ’15 Years of Cultivating a Culture of Safety’. The program was originally prompted by a series of accidents in homes around St. Kitts during the long summer vacation, in early 2000s.

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