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Safety first as Transition Year students learn to handle fire with care.

Safety first as Transition Year students learn to handle fire with care.

All transition year classes took part in a fire safety and manual handling course from the 9th of September to the 12th of September. The course was run by members of the Fire department in Limerick.

It consisted of a two and a half hour lesson on fires including how to prevent a fire, how to use various types of fire extinguishers and fire blanket. Then they were all shown videos and clips of incidents showing the damage that fires can cause if these guidelines were not followed. Soon after the students were brought outside and shown how to use various types of fire extinguishers. A demonstration was also given on how to handle a fire blanket correctly and when to use it.

Finally we were given a manual handling talk that taught how to properly lift objects in a way that wouldn’t result in injury. It gave many tips such as bending your knees instead of your back and having a wide stance to support you while bending.

After completing this course each student will receive two certificates for their participation.

Ellen Tobin, Oisin 4

Ciarán Fitzgerald, Oisin 4

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