(ZIZ News) — Fire, water, traffic and disaster safety were among the issues addressed at this year’s Fire Summer Safety Programme which wrapped on Friday.

The event began on Wednesday July 13 with sessions in Basseterre, sandy point and tabernacle and Nevis.

On Friday the programme ended with a closing ceremony that saw parents, several companies, government officials and other stakeholders in attendance.

Permanent Secretary in The Ministry of National Security, Osmond Petty described camps like the summer programme as useful.

Island Manager For Delta Petroleum, Robert Liburd took a moment to note the companies commitment to the programme.

“We are committed to this Fire Safety Camp for five years in total. Last year was our first year and we’ve committed EC $15,000.00 to this summer camp. The reason why we are committed to the summer camp is because we know the importance”

Eight participants received plaques of commendation for their outstanding work during the three-day programme: Ethan Edwards, Tariq Mustafa, Dionte Gumbs and Jamal Lewis received awards as Junior Fire Chiefs for Basseterre, Tabernacle, Sandy Point and Nevis.

While Melvincia Williams, Xai Hendrickson, Tevonte Phipps and Jada Garden snagged the awards for Junior Deputy Fire Chiefs at the same districts.

This year’s annual Summer Safety Programme was held under the theme, “Safeguarding The Nation’s Future Through Our Youths”.