Kids attend fire fighting lessons in Calpe

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A FIRE in a Calpe school electrical box led to the evacuation of 165 children in a rapid response time of only four minutes while student and faculty fire fighting teams remained within the premises to attend to the source of the fire.

Fortunately there was no real danger as the ‘fire’ was a simulated exercise scheduled as part of a two day course supervised by a consortium of provincial fire-fighters.

Designed to teach children how to react in a real emergency, the course, held at the IFAC Silene Infant School in Calpe, involved all students and teaching staff in the theory and practice of tackling a fire on the premises. Set procedures included sounding the alarm, operating fire extinguishers and how to supervise and evacuate the centre in the shortest possible time leading to a final role call of all occupants.

Attending Calpe Councillor Matias Torres stressed, ‘the real importance of carrying out drills in schools,’ and announced that the council were exceptionally pleased with the commitment shown by all involved and that further ‘emergencies’ will be held at other schools within the borough over the coming months.

By Benny Davis

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