Fire safety a hot topic

BURNING INTEREST: Rachel Priest, 9, Griffith City Library’s Michael Lee and Gemma Zarins, 11, read up on fire safety on Friday during the NSW Rural Fire Services story time.

BURNING INTEREST: Rachel Priest, 9, Griffith City Library’s Michael Lee and Gemma Zarins, 11, read up on fire safety on Friday during the NSW Rural Fire Services story time.

THINGS really heated up at the library on Friday when members of the NSW Rural Fire Service dropped by to share some safety tips.

The fire safety talk was held as part of the usual story time, with about 50 children and their parents hearing from NSW Rural Fire Service MIA district technical officer Michael Borg and community engagement member Lynn Woodham.

Mr Borg told the crowd about fire safety and gave advice about what to do in the event of a fire.

“The Rural Fire Service is made up of volunteers and we are not just about protecting our own communities but communities all over,” Mr Borg said.

“Volunteers come from all walks of life.

“If you see a fire you need to dial 000 to report it and give your name and the location of the fire.”

He also spoke about the importance of preparing homes by cleaning gutters and removing trees.

Following the fire safety talk the library’s Michael Lee conducted a crowd sourced story time, where he illustrated as he went.

“We worked in the fire safety theme and reiterated the lessons they learnt earlier.”

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