by Eulana Weekes
St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): The St. Kitts International Academy, also known as SKI Academy, hosted the St. Kitts and Nevis Fire and Rescue Services at its campus in Key’s Village for a fire prevention presentation.
Students from Kindergarten to Grade Two and Grades three to five had an interactive session with Fire Sub Station Officer Timothy Martin on Wednesday afternoon [October 26], discussing various sub-topics, including; causes of fire, fire safety equipment, fire safety techniques, emergency response, the importance of a fire evacuation plan, as well as a demonstration of dressing in bunker gear.
Martin emphasised the need for fire safety equipment in every home. He admonished the students to encourage their parents to invest in smoke alarms, smoke detectors and fire extinguishers. The Fire officer also asked that every household create and practise a fire evacuation plan to ensure that if a fire ensues, every household member will know what to do.
The students interacted with the officer by asking and answering questions and also practised the fire safety procedure “Stop, drop and roll”.
The older students at SKI Academy will have their fire prevention session in short order, which will then be followed by a fire drill to be conducted by the St.Kitts-Nevis Fire and Rescue Services.
A WINN FM reporter was on site to witness the presentation, which according to Principal Krysta James, was organised to commemorate Fire Prevention Month. The goal of Fire Prevention Month is to raise fire safety awareness and help to ensure that homes and families are protected.