St Neots Fire Station welcomes over 500 children for “Safety Zone” event

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service held a “Safety Zone” last week at St Neots Fire Station. The five day multi-agency event for local primary schools was attended by approximately 500 school children aged between eight and nine,  and gives them vital information on how to keep safe.

The children took part in activities and demonstrations provided by Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue service, Cambridgeshire Constabulary, Cambridgeshire County Council Trading Standards & Road Safety Team and Wood Green the Animals Charity to deliver the important messages to youngsters.

Different agencies set up 'zones' which small groups of children visited to learn about a specific area of safety, including water safety, home fire safety, the importance of wearing a seat belt, first aid, dangerous toys, how to approach a dog safely and internet safety.

Jill Gibbs, Community Fire Safety Officer in St Neots, said: “The Safety Zone is a great way of engaging young people in our community in a fun and interactive way and we’re thrilled to host it again this year. This is a great partnership between many services and agencies all working together to make our communities safer places, and feedback from the schools who’ve attended has been fantastic.”

This is the third Safety Zone of the year, and further events will be held later in the year in Peterborough and Ramsey.