ABOUT 200 bush fires were recorded last month in the West alone and this has prompted the National Fire Authority to increase its fire safety awareness programs for young children.
Authority CEO John O'Connor said all fire stations nationwide would host pre-schools throughout this week.
"This is all part of our fire safety awareness program and we are glad this falls in line with National Kindergarten Week," he said.
"Children need to be aware of what to do when they are faced with real situations and we have demonstrations here, the smoke house is a good way for children to learn.
"Also, we will teach them what they need to do in case their clothes catch fire. Apart from the children, we also have sessions for parents where we remind them of their responsibilities in terms of fire safety in houses."
Mr O'Connor urged members of the community to be vigilant.
"When people are burning rubbish or starting a small fire, it is important to make sure the fire is completely put out after the exercise is completed."