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Fireys visit brave school girl to say thanks

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28 Mar 2018
MFB firefighters have paid a visit to a primary school student who assisted them at the scene of her family’s car accident.

Julia, a seven-year-old student at St Paul’s Primary School in Sunshine West, was recently involved in a minor car collision with her parents.

While the family was uninjured, Julia helped to translate for her parents, who do not speak English.

Firefighters from North Laverton Fire Station were taken by Julia’s maturity and helpfulness, and decided to say thanks with a visit to Julia and her classmates.

Crews visited Julia at St Paul’s earlier this month to deliver some Fire Education, talking to students about fire safety and what to do in an emergency.

Julia and her classmates also got to have a look over the truck and try on firefighter uniforms.

MFB Station Officer Joseph Saliba said the visit made Julia’s day.

“We made sure to use Julia’s story as an example to her classmates.

“Helpfulness and cooperation like what we saw from Julia makes our job as firefighters a lot easier,” he said.

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