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Elementary students learn fire safety and prevention from their firefighting neighbors

on October 10, 2019

Students gather around a fully-outfitted firefighter who is demonstrating a fire rescueIt’s National Fire Safety Week and the men and women of the Warwick Fire Department joined fellow firefighters across the nation to bring their fire safety and prevention message to students at Sanfordville and Park Avenue Elementary schools.  

A group of firefighters addresses a student assembly in the school lobby. One firefighter is demonstrating "stop, drop & roll" exercises.The excitement their annual visit evokes is way up there with field day, for who can resist the sight of a bright red fire engine, holding a jetting fire hose, or taping the hat of a firefighter in full-gear—mask, respirator and all. 

Sporting t-shirts printed with the words, “Preventing fires through education,” Warwick’s A firefighter helps a student holding a jetting fire hosefirefighters spent generous time with our students discussing their role, explaining fire-fighting equipment, and emphasizing life-saving tips like, “stop, drop and roll.” To help children feel safe in their care and know what to expect in the event of a fire rescue, fully-outfitted firefighters demonstrated what they look and sound like when they search the scene of fire.   

A class and their teacher pose in front of a fire engine.Warwick Valley’s elementary schools express their appreciation to our local fire department for their continued commitment to the safety of our students, and for all they do to help keep our homes and families safe, year round.

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