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Fire Prevention and Safety Lessons for Head Start

October 8th-14th was fire prevention week. Bradford-Tioga Head Start, Inc. knows how important it is to teach our children what to do in case of a fire. Throughout the week, teachers have been teaching how to stop, drop, and roll, how to call 911, what to do if there is a fire (stay low to the ground and get out of the house if they can). As important as all of that information is, it is also extremely important for children to understand that firefighters are their friends and community helpers. “Safety is key for our kids!”, says Canton 1 Teacher Jena Miller.

What better way to help the children learn fire safety than to take them on a field trip to the local Canton Fire Department. Firefighters Bob and Tim gave a presentation to the children about fire safety. They even permitted the children to try on various pieces of clothing that the firefighters use to stay safe. All of this was just another way for the children to feel comfortable interacting with firefighters instead of being afraid of them. The children were able to climb into the firetrucks, check out all the dials and even see and touch the tools that the firefighters use to help people in an emergency.

Fire safety is something we should all learn. Do you know what to do if a fire started in your home? We all should take the time to review fire safety facts and plans with our families. Let’s give ourselves a head start!

Photo Caption:       Picture: (Top L to R) Firefighter Bob, Dalton, Dominic, Abigail, Lukas, Eli, Hadley, Alexia, Jayden, Firefighter Tim. (Bottom L-R) Boston, Kennadie, Joran, Angel, Aden, Jordan, Jolin, Ayden, and Mabel.