Firefighters from the Pine Level Fire Department recently visited Pine Level Elementary School in celebration of “Fire Prevention Week.”
Kindergarten through second grade students had the opportunity to go outside to view the department’s fire trucks and equipment. Chloe Alexander, a kindergarten student said, ” My favorite part of the firefighters’ visit was seeing the fire hose.”
Third through fifth grade students received visits in their classrooms and the firefighters answered questions about fire safety. Firefighters also passed out hats and other items for the students to take home.
One student asked, “What would happen if a firefighter couldn’t knock a door down?” Ken Corbett, a Pine Level firefighter replied, “I have never had a door I couldn’t get open, and we have special tools to use if we can’t get one open.”
Firefighter Michael Roberts taught kindergarten students that if you can’t climb out of the window or open a door because it is too hot, go to the farthest corner away from the door and scream so the firefighter can hear you.
Shannon Beasley a kindergarten teacher for PES said, ” We really appreciate the Pine Level Fire department for taking time to help our students understand more about fire safety .”