Monday, October 24, 2016

Learning Fire Safety in West Pottsgrove

Photos courtesy of West Pottsgrove Elementary School
West Pottsgrove Elementary School students enjoy a day of fire safety instruction with members of the West End Fire Company.

Blogger's Note: The following was provided by the Pottsgrove School District.

Members of the West End Fire Company, came to West Pottsgrove Elementary School on Oct. 13 to present their annual Fire Safety Assembly. 

This is a yearly highlight and one the students and staff always enjoy. 

West Pottsgrove Elementary Students become
accustomed to the site of a firefighter in full gear to 
learn not to fear them during a fire.
Members of the department share fire safety tips, review the reasons to call 911, review the stop/drop/and roll technique and demonstrate some of their equipment. 

Another key part of the assembly is that the firefighters don their full gear so the children would know what to expect in case of an emergency. By doing this in a non-threatening environment, it eases the fears the children may have if they were to see a firefighter with the mask and full gear on in the event of a fire or other emergency. 
Students love visiting the fire trucks
in person.

The highlight for the children is the opportunity to get an up close and personal look at the trucks and equipment. 

This year, the company brought three of their large trucks and the fire police truck. 

Students were able to look inside the trucks and learn more about the equipment the fire fighters use on the job.

The staff and students wish to thank the members of West End for spending time with us, sharing an important message and for providing each student with a take home packet of fire safety information.

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