(Oct. 22, 2012) The pumper truck parked outside Pieter B. Coeymans Elementary on Friday, Oct. 19, wasn't there to put out fires, but to bring a crew of fire fighters to the school for a firsthand lesson in fire safety and prevention as part of national fire prevention month.
Students learned about the importance of having a family emergency plan and a designated safe gathering place outside the house in case of a fire. They were tasked with reminding their families to check the batteries in their smoke detectors, learned about fire fighting equipment, tried on heavy fire helmets, practiced escape crawling, visited a fire truck and more.
The thought of a fire in your home is a scary one, but the best way to fight fires, and fear about them, is to be safe and be prepared with good knowledge of fire safety.
Here are just a few of the important messages the Coeymans Fire Department shared with PBC:
Stay Safe and Be Prepared
Know What to Do if the Smoke Alarm Goes Off
PBC thanks the Coeymans Fire Department for the visit, and for keeping us safe at school and at home!