Fire, water, traffic and disaster safety were among the issues addressed at this year’s Summer Safety Programme, which wrapped on Friday.
Hundreds of children gathered at the Basseterre Fire Station for the closing of the summer programme.
Several companies were commended for partnering with the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis, through the St. Kitts and Nevis Fire and Rescue Services Department, to host this year’s Summer Safety Programme.
The event began on Wednesday with sessions in three fire safety districts: Basseterre, Sandy Point and Tabernacle.
A session was also held in Nevis.
Meantime, eight participants received plaques of commendation for their outstanding work during the two-day camp: Jahavier Mckoy, Jeromie Thomas, Kronique Drew and Khaleel Glasgow received awards as Junior Fire Chiefs for Basseterre, Tabernacle, Sandy Point and Nevis respectively while Nikozi Newton, Ayana Tyson, Ernest Hendrickson and Jahnessa Francis copped the awards as Deputy Fire Chiefs for the same districts.
The closing ceremony also featured remarks by Howard Richardson who is the General Manager of sponsor Carib Supply; Fire Sub Officer Garfield Hodge and Pastor Leroy Benjamin who also delivered the invocation.
This year’s annual Summer Safety Programme was held under the theme “Children’s Safety is Our Responsibility.”