Wednesday, October 9, 2013

We Walked to the Fire Station!

Today our class and Mr. Lake's class walked to the Williston Fire Department because this week is Fire Prevention Week. It was a blast and we are so fortunate that it was a gorgeous day and close enough for us to walk! The kids learned about the gear that the fire fighters wear, saw someone come down the pole, what to do in case there is a fire, and they also got a chance to get in the fire truck-that was a big hit!
Mr. Baker, one of the fire fighters that was giving the tour, gave the kids a bit of "homework" too. A big part of the group discussion was about what to do in case there is a fire in your home and one question he asked was if the kids have an evacuation plan and meeting spot for their house. If the students did not raise their hand, he asked them to go home tonight and make a plan and meeting spot. I encourage you to ask your student about this, because it was a conversation that we had in the classroom as well.
The really big and exciting thing was that Fox 44 was there and got some footage for a clip on Fire Prevention Week. We're hoping to be "movie stars"! The woman taping said that it would air on the 6:00 news tonight. Enjoy!

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