South Tipperary Fire and Rescue Service held a poetry competition to promote fire safety - and the winning entry was a rap song!
It came Mrs Morrison’s Second Class at St Mary’s, Irishtown, Clonmel, and was a full class effort.
Members of the Fire Service visited the school to present the award and show off some of their fire equipment to the excited young students.
The winning entry was -
The Fire Safety Rap
We’re here in St. Mary’s saving lives,
Gotta think everybody if we’re gonna survive!!
Ya gotta be prepared, better not be scared,
Follow the Escape plan, That’s the plan, man!!
Test the batteries man, its part of the plan,
If the batteries are broke you’ll go up in smoke!
Ya gotta close those doors to keep the smoke from your pores.
Don’t mess about, ya gotta keep the fire out.
Use your head, don’t hide under the bed,
Listen girls and boys, don’t save no toys.
You gotta save yourself your pets need no help
When you are out safe and sound don’t go back around!
You gotta call these numbers 999
Or 112 if you wanna survive
Don’t keep it no secret your Fire Escape Plan
You gotta practice practice practice!
It’ll save ur life man!