Thursday, October 6, 2011

Lakeside Firefighters Visit

Firefighter McKenna demonstrating  the sound of a smoke detector.
Firefighters from Station 3 (Lake Jennings Fire Station) paid a visit to Rios Elementary School today to speak to the children about fire safety. The students from Mrs. Hanna, Mrs Olenick, Mrs Mckimmie and Mrs Otte's classes paid close attention as Firefighter Shawn McKenna talked to them about how to stay safe.

Stop! Drop! and Roll!
Many fire departments regularly participate in public education events for children like this one especially during the month of October which has "Fire Prevention Week".  Today the youngsters learned important lessons about smoke detectors, home evacuation, 911, stop-drop-and-roll, what to do with matches and identifying firefighters as friends even when they look scary dressed in full protective equipment.

Eng. Downing is not so scary when you know he's your friend.
 All eyes were wide with enthusiasm while they looked at fire Engine 3, Medic 3 and all of the equipment carried on each unit. Not only do our firefighters love to visit schools because we like to show off our equipment, we also acknowledge the importance of early exposure to fire safety education.

Children file by Medic-3 and Engine-3
Take this Fire Prevention Week quiz to test your fire safety knowledge.

Submitted by: Chuck Palmore, Lakeside Fire Captain

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