We had a great visit from the Cleveland Heights Fire Department on Friday, October 16th.
Three local fire fighters were able to talk to the children about fire safety and highlight some important things to remember. They discussed calling 911 in case of emergency. The kids also learned to crawl and stay low to the ground in smoke filled rooms. Finally, we practiced putting out fire with "stop, drop, and roll."
Fire fighter Lisa Moore, showed the kids up close what a fire fighting suit looks and sounds like. She started getting dressed in her safety gear explaining each piece of equipment and why the fire fighters need them. The kids loved touching the suit as they took turns going up close and feeling the air for mask breathing. Hopefully, if they ever see a firefighter in action they will know what to expect.
The kids favorite part of the day was climbing through the huge fire truck at the end of the presentation. They saw the hoses and equipment from the perspective of the fire fighters. They looked so thrilled riding in the truck, and were hard to coax back out!
All in all, it was a great day!
- Ann Lindstrom, Enrichment Chair