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June 27, 2022

“Emergency Services Day” campaign in Bucharest: A new approach teaching children how to become responsible if they witness an emergency

The Interactive and Fun Information Campaign “Emergency Services Day” organized and facilitated by the Ready Steady Go Community Project in collaboration with the emergency services in Bucharest, is a new approach that fascinates students of all ages, while teaching them how to stay safe, how they can prevent the dangers around them, and how to become responsible if they witness an emergency.

On June 7, the 5th grade students from the Gymnasium School no. 49 in Bucharest were greeted by the emergency services crews right in the school yard, in order to offer them particularly important messages, especially during the summer vacation.

Emergency crews explained the responsibilities of this specific profession, presented the response equipment, how and when to use them, methods of prevention of the emergency situations, and many other useful information for the future that young people can use if necessary,  including first aid.

In addition, the students had the opportunity to see, more closely, the special vehicles of each emergency service, being really excited about the facilities of each such special vehicle.

The members of the Ready Steady Go Community Project also reminded young people of the importance of staying calm in a situation where emergency services are needed, of calling the 112 emergency number only if it is also strictly necessary and  the negative impact that a fake call to the 112 telephone number can generate.

At the end of the visit, the students were very excited about the visit and the interaction with the members of the emergency services, understanding that young people, regardless of age, are an important part of the community that can always help someone in need.

The organizers of this event express their gratitude to all those who made this special and interesting day possible for the young people:

  • The management of the Gymnasium School no. 49, Sector 2, Bucharest,
  • To the General Directorate of Gendarmes of the Municipality of Bucharest “Major General Constantin Anton”,
  • Inspectorate for Emergency Situations “Dealul Spirii” Bucharest-Ilfov
  • The Bucharest Capital Police, respectively the Crime Analysis and Prevention Service and the Road Brigade.

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