Nelson Fire Rescue submitted the following –
In the most recent round of Nelson Fire Rescue Services’ annual Fire Drill Competition, the students of St. Joseph’s School proved to be top-notch.
While pretty much all the schools in Nelson scored high, St.Joseph’s came out on top and took home the trophy and $300 cash, donated by Nelson’s insurance agents at K.I.S., B.C.A.A., R.H.C., and Poulin’s.
Properly exiting a home or building during a fire is not as simple as it sounds. Plan it ahead of time and practice with your family. Stay low if there’s smoke, have a meeting place to do “roll-call”, ensure no-one goes back inside, and call 9-1-1 from a cellphone or from a neighbour’s phone. Also plan what to do if your path is blocked by fire.
Nelson Fire Rescue Services congratulates St. Joseph’s School’s students and thanks Nelson’s home insurance agents for their support.
Anyone who has questions about fire exit planning is encouraged to call the fire hall at 352-3103.
*Picture – A pair of students from St. Joseph’s School, accompanied by RHC’s Sam Cowan and Fire Fighters Leo Grypma (left) and Marc Thibault.