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Scouts join forces to put out fires!

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By Sharon Gulley-Frith, Parent Assistant, Magill Scouts

Magill Scouts got together with a few of the Pembroke Scouts to learn all about the Why, What and How of using fire extinguishers.

Paul Franklin from Chubb Training Group presented an informative and hands on session about Fire Awareness and Extinguisher Training. The night gave the scouts an opportunity to learn about valuable fire safety information as well as an understanding of what actions need to be taken if they are ever faced with a fire emergency.

Scouts also learnt about the different types of fires, how fires can spread rapidly and the dangers of smoke in a fire situation. Best of all, the Scouts each had the chance to use a couple of different extinguishers first hand and experience for themselves how it feels to handle an extinguisher to put out a fire.

It was a great night, with badges being signed off and Scouts, leaders and even parents being keen to get involved and have a go. The scouts found the dry chemical extinguishers to be the most impressive, the noise and freezing cloud of powder both got good reactions.