|Burr District Elementary School Phone: 1-860-345-4584|
Learning About Fire Safety
On October 20 members of our volunteer fire company came to talk about fire safety for Fire Prevention Week. They talked about the importance of getting out of the house, staying low to the ground if the house is filled with smoke and calling 911 for help. They talked about finding a good meeting spot with their family (like a big tree away from the house) in case the children need to leave their house so they will know where to go to meet their family. The firefighters also talked about the importance of smoke detectors and also remembering to change the batteries so they will work correctly if there ever is a fire in your house.
The firefighters showed the children some of their equipment and what they wear when they are on a call. One of the firefighters wore his oxygen mask and talked so the boys and girls could get used to it and the noises it makes so they would not be afraid if a firefighter was called to a fire where the children were.
The firefighters also talked about Stop, Drop and Roll if a person has fire on them - on their clothes or their body.
After, we went outside to see and go inside the fire truck. The firefighters also gave the children a green bracelet and a white fire hat to take home!
We learned a lot and had lots of fun!!!! Thank you, firefighters for coming to school and teaching us, for showing us the fire truck and letting us climb inside, for the bracelets and fire hats and for the hard work you do for our town each and every day!!!!