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Children Told to Play With Toys, Not Matches

Children Told to Play With Toys, Not Matches
Sangam Primary Kindergarten School students during character parade preschool day in Labasa on August 2. Photo:SHRATIKA SINGH
August 03
15:04 2017

Tiny tots of Sangam Primary Kindergarten School in Labasa have been advised not to play with matches and gas lighters.

National Fire Authority Labasa fire officer Pauliasi Rokosoni, who was the chief guest at the preschool week celebration yesterday, said a lit match can claim a human life and even raze a house to the ground.

“Children never play with match sticks and gas lighters because those are dangerous items,” Mr Rokosoni said.

“Play with the toys that your parents gifted you and as a good student learn to finish your homework and listen to your teachers,” he said.

“To you parents, please supervise your children at all times. Make sure to put all flammable items on the upper shelves away from children’s reach.

If in case there is a fire, contact us on emergency number 910.

Mr Rokosoni warned that people should not try to fight with the fire on their own because one cannot afford to underestimate the spread of fire and heat.

Fire safety is everyone’s responsibility.

“We have seen and heard how people have died while trapped inside a house fire or house filled with smoke.

“Whatever precaution and safety measures we have taught you today, please keep that in mind and apply with confidence when need arises.”

Edited by Karalaini Waqanidrola


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