Every year during National Fire Prevention week Flatrock Fire Department visits Roosevelt Elementary School.
Tim Click, Roosevelt Elementary principal, shared during Flatrock Fire Department’s visit this week the firefighters brought three different fire engines with them as well as borrowed New Haven Fire Department’s fire safety house.
Click explained the firefighters showed the students their fire engines and equipment and had them undergo a demonstration in the fire safety house.
During the demonstration, explained Click, the students followed an escape route through the house which even had simulation smoke.
He said the purpose of the demonstration was so the students will have an idea of how to escape their own home in case of a fire.
The students were given fire safety packets to take home with them and fire helmets.
Click commented on how much he appreciates the firefighters taking time out of their day to spend it with his students.
He explained the firefighters teaching students a hands on way of how to escape is a way to help ensure all students will get out safely in case they are caught in a fire.
Erin Perkins is a staff writer for Ohio Valley Publishing. Reach her at (304) 675-1333, extension 1992.