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Fire Safety is an Art for Wirral Winners
Watch Manager Eddie Parry took a creative approach to teaching Wirral school children about fire safety.
Eddie, who is based at Huyton Community Fire Station, visited Park Primary School in Wallasey, Mersey Park Primary School in Tranmere and Liscard Primary School to run a special fire safety art competition.
After delivering five educational assemblies to over 1500 children in two days, Watch Manager Parry invited the children to reflect on what they had learned about fire safety by designing colourful posters.
Thirteen children from across the three schools won the chance to spend the day as a firefighter at the Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service Training and Development Academy in Croxteth after producing especially imaginative posters.
Watch Manager Parry said: “The children really used their imagination and created some fantastic fire safety messages in their posters.
“The children and their teachers enjoyed the assemblies and art competition and learned some important tips on how to stay safe in their homes.
“They also learned how to plan escape routes and about the consequences of hoax calls, which can have a real impact on the lives of others.
“The competition winners really enjoyed visiting the Training and Development Academy and being a ‘real’ firefighter for a day.
“These initiatives are so important in helping young people live safe lives and become community champions of the future.”
All the children enjoyed the chance to become a ‘real’ Firefighter for the day.
The children had fun learning how to use the hose.

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