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Wednesday October 4, 2017 at 10:21am Age: 49 days
Category: Minisink Elementary

FIREFIGHTERS ARE OUR FRIENDS


Sure you can watch fire trucks on parade and get inside a fire engine at any number of community events. But where else can you watch a firefighter put on his full gear, and hear him breathe oxygen from a tank on his back?

As part of the annual Fire Safety Week at the elementary school, firefighters representing the Johnson, Slate Hill and Unionville Fire Departments spent much of Monday, Oct. 2, talking with our students, answering their questions, and making sure they know firefighters are their friends.

In the school’s gym, students learned about calling for help, the safest way to leave the scene of a fire, and the importance of having a designated meeting place. To help children feel safe in the care of a fully-equipped firefighter, students watched them put on their gear, including masks and respirators, and interacted with them on the gym floor. After practicing "Stop, drop and roll," students had a chance to ask questions of their special visitors. 

Outside, students enjoyed a close look at fire engines and learned about their life-saving equipment—before taking turns at climbing inside the engine cabin.

MVES recognizes the men and women who help keep our homes and families safe, and we thank our local fire departments for making time to educate our students about fire safety. 

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