Competition Winner Spends Day With Dorset Fire And Rescue
9:39am 9th January 2013
A 14-year-old girl from Dorchester has seen what a day in the life of Dorset Fire and Rescue is like.
Stephanie Hagan spent the day at the new Fire Station in Weymouth and as well as being given a guided tour got to see crews go out on a shout.
The visit was part of a competition prize which Stephanie won for designing a new logo for the charity SafeWise.
The competition was open to local 13-21 year olds who were asked to design a logo which conveyed the charity's key message - to educate Dorset residents and make them safer. Steff's winning entry depicted a heart using a road (representing HealthWise and RoadWise) surrounded by flames (representing FireWise).
Councillor David Harris, Chairman of the Trustees of SafeWise said: "We are delighted to be using Steff's winning logo for SafeWise and also to have her and her family visit us at Weymouth Community Safety Centre. The SafeWise logo has enabled us to bring our FireWise, HealthWise and other future education programmes together under one banner, and we are proud to be able to use the logo to fly the SafeWise flag across Dorset and beyond."
Steff said: "I had a great day out with DFRS. I had a chance to see the effect that opening a door can have upon a fire at the FireWise demonstration, and was really surprised by the amount of equipment that a fire engine carries."
SafeWise is a new charity based at Weymouth Community Safety Centre, delivering community safety education programmes such as FireWise and HealthWise to the local community, as well as providing a number of resources for community use including several lecture rooms, a café, a dance studio, and an IT suite.