Almost 1,000 local school children will be learning vital safety tips at the next Crucial Crew event organised by Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service.
The multi-agency safety education event will take place at Easton College between Monday 7 and Friday 11 July. It is the 12th year a South Norfolk Crucial Crew has been held and the third event to take place in Norfolk so far this year.
In total, 979 Year 6 children from 44 schools in the South Norfolk area will attend the week-long event which is the 44th since it was started.
Following next week’s event, 37,125 young people will have attended Crucial Crew since its inception.
Cllr Paul Smyth, Chairman of the Communities Committee at Norfolk County Council said: “The Crucial Crew events are a fantastic way to give young people in the county useful safety tips. Over the years thousands of children will have benefitted from this initiative so well done to the Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service and the other organisations that have provided invaluable safety advice on a range of topics."
Doug Underwood, Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service Co-ordinator and Community Safety Team Manager said: “Crucial Crew relies heavily on sponsorship so thanks go to all of those who help support the event which includes South Norfolk District Council as well as Easton College for allowing us to use their venue. Thanks needs to go to Dow Chemicals of King’s Lynn who have kindly sponsored the goody bags and certificates which will be given to the children.
“I would also like to thank Wymondham Rotary Club, Watton Rotary Club, Dereham Rotary Club and Diss Rotary Club for their continued support and help. Thanks to the Community Volunteers for help with filling 'Goody Bags'.
“The children learn life long messages and tell their families and friends. It has a huge impact on safety here in Norfolk. Finally, I would like to thank Fay Richardson (Community Safety Advisor) for all of her hard work in arranging the South Norfolk event.”
The agencies taking part and the scenarios are as follows:
- UK Power Networks – Electrical Safety
- HM Coastguard – Water Safety
- St. John Ambulance – First Aid
- The Matthew Project – Alcohol and Smoking Awareness
- Norfolk Constabulary – Personal Safety
- Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service – Fire Safety in the Home
- Youth Offending Team – Anti-Bullying
- Norfolk County Council Resilience Team – Emergency Planning and Flooding Safety
- The Jigsaw Project – Internet Safety
- National Grid – Gas Safety