As temperatures fall, brigades spread fire-safe message
AS WE head toward the cooler months, many people will be starting to think about re-stocking the wood pile or retrieving the heater from the back of the cupboard.
For the crew at Library Storytime this is the perfect opportunity to remind children and their parents about the importance of fire safety, and what to do if things go wrong.
Lismore and Goonellabah fire brigades have been busy recently visiting the libraries to talk about "good fires and bad fires", and what to do in a fire emergency.
The fire brigade members teach the children about getting help if they are in danger and getting out of a burning building with the well-known, "get down low and go, go, go".
Children get to see a firefighter put on the heavy fire-proof clothing and breathing apparatus, to help dispel any fears and make the firefighter's job easier in an actual fire situation.
There is also a message for parents to speak to their children about the safest place to go if they do have to escape from a house fire.
Of course, no fire brigade visit would be complete without a look over the fire engine, a turn at holding the big hose and the chance to have the siren switched on - just for fun!
The library would like to thank the Lismore and Goonellabah fire crews for coming along and helping us to promote this important safety message.
Storytime happens at Goonellabah Library on Tuesdays and Lismore Library on Wednesday and Thursday, starting at 10.30am. Sessions are free and open to all pre-schoolers with their families.