Although classroom teachers include fire safety lessons in their normal curriculum, these lessons were reinforced by the Bayville and Locust Valley fire departments during special presentations.  Students at Ann MacArthur Primary and Bayville Primary Schools learned from firefighters directly how to prevent fires, what to do in case of a fire, and where to get help.

As the firefighters asked questions, these young students raised their hands with all the answers – they’ve been paying attention. Dressed in full gear, the firefighters explained that although they may look and sound scary, they are there to help in an emergency and children should feel safe seeing them. They were also encouraged to discuss with their families having a safe meeting place out of the house – many students exuberantly shared that they already had a meeting place.

Tours of the fire trucks were a highlight of the visits for the youngsters, who had the opportunity to sit in the same seats the firefighters sit in when traveling to a fire.  The Bayville Fire Department brought their trucks and gear to BP while the students from AMP went to the Locust Valley Fire Department for their lesson.

Thank you to the members of the Bayville and Locust Valley Fire departments for taking the time out of their busy schedules for this important and fun lesson!