Primary school children got the opportunity to learn about fire safety during training sessions at St Albans fire station yesterday.
Children, aged 10 and 11 years, from 19 schools in the district participated in real scenarios, as well as learning about fire hazards when they visited the Danger Den, a room set up to resemble a home. They also took part in interactive sessions on health and wellbeing and were given advice on where to find emotional support when needed.
Pupils from years five and six learned about the dangers of making hoax calls to the emergency services and about electrical, road, fire, water, and online safety.
They also received information about the impact of bullying and anti-social behaviour, and how to deal with these situations if they arise.
The Mayor of St Albans joined them on the day. She said: "The children, and indeed I, learned so many important lessons while also having great fun. I am very grateful to everyone who has worked so hard to help give these young people a good foundation for a happy and safe future."
The Crucial Crew active training session was one of 19 run by St Albans City and District Community Safety Partnership for over 1,000 children over two weeks. Over 30 public services students from Oaklands College helped to run the sessions by delivering key messages and acting out role-plays.