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Kindergarten Gets a Lesson in Fire Safety!
On October 8, students in Kindergarten were treated to a visit from the Allens Crossroads Fire Department. Firefighters from the department taught students about what to do if there was a fire at their house, showed them all of their firefighting gear and even let the students check out their firetruck.
First, students got a lesson in what to do in case a fire happened at their house. They were taught to get out of the house fast and stay out! They were also taught to have a meeting place for their family to make sure everyone is accounted for. The firefighters stressed the importance of the students not being scared of them when they arrive at the house. So, students were shown all of the gear the firefighters will be wearing when they show up to a house and let the students hear some of the sounds that the gear makes. One of the most important lessons students were taught, was to not play with lighters and matches, to prevent fires from starting in the first place.
Next, students got to go outside and see the firetruck. They were shown all of the tools used in fighting fires and got at look at the truck from the inside. They also got to see what the lights looked like when turned on.
As a special treat, students got to take home a sticker, a pencil and a firehat, courtesy of the fire department. We would like to thank Allens Crossroads Fire Department for coming out and taking time from their schedules to teach our students such valuable life lessons!
Written by: Shawna Greene, Kindergarten Teacher
Posted: Oct 13, 2014 by Jennifer Williams