Learning fire safety can be fun and can help young students remember what to do if they find themselves in an emergency situation. The Bayville Fire Department proved that point during their visit to Bayville Primary School last week.

With some of the firefighters donning their jackets, helmets and boots, several members of the department shared important tips with students in kindergarten through second grade. They stressed the importance of having a family meeting place, calling 9-1-1 and using the “stop, drop and roll” method if they find themselves in a smoke-filled room.

The highlight of the visit for the children was having the opportunity to see, and sit inside, the fire trucks. These children clearly focus on safety as many of them immediately fastened their seat belts when they sat in the fire truck seats. 

"This is an important program for these young students,” said Bayville Elementary School Assistant Principal Dorothy McManus. “The information the firefighters share could save one of their lives one day.” She emphasized that the teachers reiterate these lessons in the classroom. 

The Locust Valley Central School District is grateful for the time that the Bayville Fire Department takes to make a difference to the children and the community.