Extinguishers for ECDs

JP Smith is pictured with the ECD representatives from Hanover Park who received fire extinguishers.

The City of Cape Town’s Mayco member for safety and security; and social services, JP Smith, handed over 15 fire extinguishers to 15 early childhood development (ECD) centres in Hanover Park on Wednesday September 27.

The ECD centres that received fire extinguishers included Shura Educare, Little Ones Educare, Hanover Park Day Care Centre, Our Lady of the Rosary, Masjud Ihlaas Pre Madrassa, Zinzindorf Moravian, Little Hands Educare, Lutfia’s Educare, Eedo’s ECD Centre, Little Todds Educare, Rene’s Day Care, Steers Educare, Little Light House, Jawaahir Educare and Solid Foundation.

The handover took place at the Hanover Park Community Hall and forms part of the Social Development and Early Childhood Development Department’s efforts to help create safer ECDs and to assist with compliance. Mr Smith said that the centres which received fire extinguishers were either registered or in the process of registering and this would help make them compliant with safety regulations as stipulated by the Department of Social Development.

“It is important that owners of ECDs are well prepared in case of a fire. Our little one’s lives are important to us and we cannot take that for granted.

“The principals of all 15 ECD centres will receive training on how to use these fire extinguishers,” he said.