Fire safety for children

EXCITED murmurs and chatter filled the air of the Cheras Leisure Mall concourse on Saturday as 250 kids got ready to attend the Fire Kids Club Safety Workshop.  

Cheras Leisure Mall, in collaboration with the Malaysian Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association (MVFRA), organised the program to educate the younger generation on fire safety.  

There have been many occasions where firefighters find children in fire emergencies suffocating from smoke inhalation.  

The program, conducted by the volunteers from MVFRA, taught the kids safety tips on how to save themselves in fire emergencies. 

At the workshop, the children learnt different survival methods including the Stop, Drop and Roll, Crawl Low Under Smoke and Smoke House Escape. 

One of the most exciting activities in the workshop was the fire engine ride where the kids had an opportunity to ride on a real fire truck.  

The guest of honor for the event was Higher Education deputy minister Datuk Ong Tee Keat, who launched the ceremony and presented workshop certificates to the children.  

Also present to oversee the workshop was the mall's security manager Yap Seng Hock and MVFRA chairman Bala Supramaniam. 

“We are happy to see the laughter and joy of the children while they were in the workshop. We hope this educational experience will better equip these kids about the fire safety measures,” said the mall's marketing and promotions manager Eva Hew, senior marketing and promotions manager of Leisure Mall.