EAFRD funding was used to convert three disused buildings into a fire protection education centre for kids.
Children are frequently unaware of the dangers of fire. In Brandenburg, Germany, EAFRD funding helped convert three disused buildings into a fire safety centre. At the centre, the ‘Fire Protection for Kids’ project sought to teach children aged 3 - 12 about the dangers of fire. Hands-on activities and demonstrations showed children hazards in the home, how to handle a fire and how to call for help. Children attending the courses also learnt what happens in a fire station when an emergency call is received at a mock-up of a real fire station.
In 2016, 1 193 children attended fire safety day courses and 436 children attended a three-day fire safety field trip. Fire safety seminars took place in Brandenburg, Berlin and Poland, and fire station open days were held.
Using hands on activities children learnt how to prevent fires, how to act in the case of a fire, and how to alert parents to dangers.
Networks of fire fighting associations established as a result of the activities held at the centre have helped promote the centre.