the high incidence of bush fires currently throughout Queensland, and
the increased media coverage, it is important to educate children about
the risks of fireplay.
The Department of Education are asking all parents and caregivers to please talk to their children about the dangers of fire.
You can take immediate action to reduce the risks of fireplay by: • explaining to your child that fire is not a toy, but instead is a tool used by responsible adults
• teaching your children, if they find matches or lighters, to
immediately hand them to adults or tell an adult if they see another
child playing with matches and lighter • using the checklist on the below brochure to increase your family’s safety • contacting Queensland Fire and Emergency Services to request the Fight Fire Fascination program (see page 2 of the below brochure).
In this current weather environment, there is a very real risk to
people and property so we thank you for your support in helping to
educate your children.talara primary