(ZIZ News) — The St. Kitts-Nevis Fire and Rescue Services’ 13th Annual Summer Safety Program got underway on Wednesday morning at the Basseterre Fire Station with an official opening ceremony.
Education Official, Dr. Michael Blake advised the participants that they are not too young to learn; and emphasized the importance of education and discipline.
“I am one of those who believe that the reason why we are having so many instances of social pathos, the reason why we are having so many cases of violence in society among our older teens and early twenties, is that, they were not properly grounded in matters of discipline and education at an early age, like you are now,” he said.
The safety program is sponsored by Delta Petroleum and Regional Manager, Bevis Sylvester said his company is pleased to be a part of youth-related programs.
“When this opportunity came knocking at Delta’s door, to 1) support you the youths and 2) support the Fire Department, who has been doing such a great job in this community in the area of fire and rescue, I must say that this is an accomplishment for Delta Petroleum, and we are now committing to five years of full sponsorship totaling EC $15,000.00 to this endeavor,” he said.
Among the speakers were Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of National Security, Osmond Petty, who officially declared the program open and Everette O’garro, Chief Fire Officer.
The Fire Summer Program is held under the theme, “Children’s Safety Is Our Responsibility”.
It ends on Friday July 24 th.