Coffs Coast children can learn how to prevent house fires on the Brigade Kids website.
Coffs Coast children can learn how to prevent house fires on the Brigade Kids website. Submitted

Website revamp helps stop fires

COFFS Coast families have even more reason to prevent house fires thanks to a revamp of the Brigade Kids website.

It’s a community initiative between Fire and Rescue NSW and McDonald’s to help make families safer through fire education.

Kids and families can now visit the Brigade Kids website at www.brigadekids.com and find a new world of online fun including movies, music videos and interactive games such as the new Junior Fire Fighter Challenge.

Interviews with firefighters, virtual tours and educational activities will keep children entertained for hours while learning the important steps to take in case of a fire.

As well as brushing up on fire safety knowledge online, local families are invited to attend Brigade Kids Day at McDonald’s restaurants on Sunday, May 1, where they will be able to meet firefighters.

The event will not only help educate families on fire safety in the home but also support the Burns Unit at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.

Fundraising will take place in the lead-up to and on Brigade Kids Day to help doctors and nurses continue their live-saving work treating kids with serious burn injuries from house fires.

McDonald’s Coffs Harbour North licensee, David Munro, said he was committed to supporting the important work of Fire and Rescue NSW in local communities and the burns unit at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.

“House fires can be a devastating experience for the people affected and for their community,” he said.

“That’s why McDonald’s is committed to supporting BrigadeKids.com, Brigade Kids Day and Fire and Rescue NSW to help families prepare their homes and make our communities safer.

“Our ultimate goal is to work together and help reduce the number of child-related burn incidents that burns unit doctors and nurses have to face each year, particularly during the winter months when the risk of a home fire is at its highest.”



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