11th December, 2014 - Dublin School Children Raising Fire Safety Awareness

Dublin School Children Raising Fire Safety Awareness
Lord Mayor Christy Burke and Chief Fire Officer Patrick Fleming presented prizes, this morning, at the Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin, to twelve lucky Dublin students for their winning pictures which are featured in the 2015 “Dublin Fire Brigade Fire Safety Calendar”.
As part of our 2014 Fire Safety Week initiatives, Dublin Fire Brigade invited all the primary school children in the Dublin region to participate in an art competition with the aim of increasing fire safety awareness among young people. There was a great response to the competition and the twelve best “fire safety” pictures were used to create the calendar.
“Getting children thinking about the extra fire hazards associated with the Christmas season and putting those thoughts into pictures encourages them to be aware of the possible dangers ahead. Congratulations to the boys and girls whose entries appear in the 2015 Dublin Fire Brigade Fire Safety Calendar. It gives me great pleasure to thank them today and present them with their prizes” said the Lord Mayor.
“With Christmas approaching it is important to be aware of the extra hazards that occur at this time of the year. Getting school children involved in projects like this is a great way of promoting safety within the home” said Chief Fire Officer Pat Fleming.
Dublin Fire Brigade would like to take this opportunity to remind the public to be Safe at Christmas by
  • Checking your Smoke Alarm is working
  • Unplugging Christmas tree lights at night
  • Only using candles in proper holders, keeping them away from curtains and extinguishing them at night or when leaving the room
  • Have an ‘Escape’ plan for you, your family and visitors
The Calendar will be sent to all Dublin Primary Schools for display.
Dublin Fire Brigade would like to wish you all a Safe and Happy Christmas.
Follow us @DublinFireBrigade and log onto www.firesafety4kids.ie for further information.
For further information contact:
Dublin City Council Media Relations Office T. (01) 222 2170, M. 087 740 0277