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Community safety a hot topic with Colac Specialist School pupils

Pupils from Colac Specialist School have been busy rejuvenating fire post markers which will help authorities identify water hydrants throughout the shire.

The children collected the wooden fire post markers from Council’s Gellibrand Depot and during the past seven weeks, have sanded, painted and added new reflectors to the posts.

Council’s Environment Projects Officer Andrew Barber oversaw the project in consultation with the CFA, and said the pupils had done a great job tidying up the posts.

The posts are now at the depot and will be re-used at various points throughout the shire.

“The brightly-coloured posts will help fire fighters easily locate water hydrants, where they can refill their fire trucks during a fire,” Mr Barber said.

“Council was keen to foster our relationship with the school on this project, which gave students the opportunity to learn more about community safety while developing skills and building on their service to the local community.”

As part of the project, students learnt about recycling, locating and identifying water hydrants around their school, and met fire officers during a visit to the Colac Fire Station.

November 4, 2011



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