Fire and Flood Awareness Campaign Targets Schools in Vulnerable Communities
Western Cape Disaster Management, through the Department of Local Government will roll out the annual Fire and Flood Awareness campaign across the five district municipalities.
The roadshow aims to mitigate the prevalence of fire and flood related incidents/disasters that cause injury, loss of life, damage to property and displacement of people.
A 30-minute industrial theatre piece is used to educate target audiences on the dangers of fires, floods and other hazards such as snowfall. It teaches preventative measures, actions to be taken in case of these emergencies, as well as the emergency numbers 10177 from a landline and 112 from a cellphone.
This campaign is used ahead of the fire season to try and minimise unnecessary fires.
The Fire and Flood Awareness campaign was first launched in 2006 and this will be its seventh run.
The 2013 campaign will target vulnerable and rural communities, going to areas not previously visited.
Gerry the Giraffe, the campaign’s official mascot, will be back to entertain adults and children alike. With his long neck, Gerry can spot a disaster from miles away and enforces the message of preparedness.
All media are invited to attend the shows.
The schedule for the week:
- Tuesday, 5 November 2013
07:30 – Merweville Primary School, Merweville, Central Karoo
09:30 – George Fredricks Primary School, Merweville, Central Karoo
13:00 – Leeu Gamka Primary School, Leeu Gamka, Central Karoo
- Wednesday, 6 November 2013
09:00 – Klaarstroom Primêre Skool, Klaarstroom, Central Karoo
13:00 – Prince Albert Primêre Skool, Prince Albert, Central Karoo
- Thursday, 7 November 2013
09:00 –Berghof NGK Primary School, Porterville, West Coast
11:00 –Willemsvallei Primary School, Porterville, West Coast
- Friday, 8 November 2013
08:30 – Masakhane Primary School, Gansbaai, Overstrand
10:00 – Zwelihle Primary School, Hermanus, Overstrand
12:00 – Kleinmond Primary School, Kleinmond, Overstrand
Media Liaison: Western Cape Disaster Management & Fire Brigade Services
Cell: 083 497 1929