The big red fire truck and the firefighters came to school on Friday, September 27! It was a big hit!
This was a great way to kick off the National Fire Prevention Week that is usually celebrated during the month of October. The early preschoolers went outside to see the fire truck while Lieutenant Wagner showed the children its different parts. He also let the students touch the big hose and explained how it’s used in fighting fire.
The Preschool, Pre-K and Kindergarten Class listened to Firefighter Bob whose talk, “Stop, Drop, and Roll,” reminded everyone that “if there’s a fire in your house, get out, stay out and don’t you go back in!” The children also learned from Firefighter Bob’s puppet, Jimmy, who shared the importance of fire safety and not to hide from firefighters in a fire but to call them.
In Science early in the week, students listened to a story that showed real life pictures of a fire truck, and then on Friday got exposed to “how things work” in it: they saw the lights blink, listened to the loud siren, saw and touched the fire hose, and learned why the fire truck uses up a lot of gas!