With fires burning across NSW, Rural Fire Service Inspector Doug Adamson has taught firefighting safety to Deniliquin children.TYLA HARRINGTON January 18, 2013 4:34am
Rural Fire Service Mid-Murray Zone community safety officer, Inspector Doug Adamson shows young Oliver Fagan how to use a fire hose.
The Outside Of School Hours (OOSH) vacation care program has been teaching fire safety to children as a timely reminder of the skills required when confronted with a blaze.
It’s an ideal time, considering more than 100 fires have been burning throughout NSW in recent weeks, OOSH assistant Rachel Bull said.
‘‘We were trying to make them aware of fire safety and what the fire brigade does.’’
Miss Bull said Rural Fire Service Mid-Murray Zone community safety officer Inspector Doug Adamson gave each child a turn at operating the fire hose on Tuesday.
This included making a ball roll on the ground to show the pressure it has, she explained.
The OOSH program has increased and is now averaging 40 people a day, compared to 30 children at the start of January.
OOSH offers various fun activities for kids to get involved in, including a lot of time spent outdoors while also being ‘‘sun smart’’.
In coming weeks OOSH activities will include a treasure hunt, a dress up day, Chinese lantern making and much more.
OOSH is being held in the old hall at Edward Public School while its new premises is under construction.
The new premises, adjacent the Intereach Neighborhood Centre in Trickett St, is expected to be completed in April. The program is co-ordinated by Intereach.
The facilitator of a new program to help empower women with a disability to become leaders in the community says it is time to stand up.
The Mulwala Lions had satisfying and hard fought win, in difficult conditions, against last year’s grand finalists at Lonsdale Reserve on Saturday.
The second annual Bonnie and Clyde Rods, Rats and Rides Festival fired up at Tatura Park at the weekend (April 11-12), drawing thousands of petrol heads and rockabilly music lovers to Tatura.
The centenary celebrations of the Gallipoli landings was a very personal time for Echuca’s Marilyn and Rex Carr as they toured battlefields which are still household names in Australia.
Hundreds rose early for Dawn Services across the district on Saturday to commemorate 100 years since the Gallipoli landings.
Kyabram and District Sportstar of the Year nominations finalised
Three local clubs get together at Kings Park.
Tributes flow for Finley's inspiring mother, friend and farming advocate Jennifer Hawkins
Heathcote police are appealing for information after a woman was injured in a hit-and-run incident on Anzac Day.
A new book, Men from the River Bends, honours Cobram-Barooga and district soldiers who paid the ultimate sacrifice after enlisting in World War 1.
The Deniliquin Domestic Violence Liaison Committee hosted a community lunch at the ‘Rocket Park’ on Thursday to celebrate the launch of its new banner.
Widespread rain late last week and on Saturday put a smile on the faces of farmers preparing to sow crops or waiting for weeds to emerge on early-sown rye-grass.
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