Fire Truck Visit: National Fire Prevention Week

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We had a surprise visit from the Fire Truck last Friday, during the conclusion of National Fire Prevention Week. Our young friends had the opportunity to sit inside the firetruck, and discover the many tools, buttons and sounds that a firetruck makes. Fun Fact: did you know that a fire truck holds over 500 gallons of water?! That’s amazing!
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We learned not be afraid of fire-fighters when they come to rescue us in a house fire. Even though they wear a big mask, and their air tank is loud, they’re there to help us!

If we see a fire, we always call 9-1-1. And of course, our friends had fun practicing the “stop, drop, roll” tactic whenever our clothes catch on fire.
Fire Truck_2We listened and waited patiently as the firemen explained the process of putting out a house fire, and the many tools they use in order to efficiently complete the job.Fire Truck_1Fire Truck_3Even the littlest of our friends enjoyed a sneak peak at the fire truck during their morning stroll outside.

It’s important to always be prepared in the event there is a house fire that requires emergency evacuation. For tips on how to incorporate fire safety and prevention in your home, visit the links below:

http://www.redcross.org/prepare/disaster/home-fire
http://www.nsc.org/safety_home/HomeandRecreationalSafety/Pages/Fire.aspx

Special thanks to the City of Plano Fire Department for taking the time to visit our school and educate our students on fire safety and prevention!

Fire Truck Visit

In honor of fire prevention week, we had a surprise visit from the fire truck this morning! The Plano Fire Department visited our school to teach the children about fire prevention and safety practices, as well as the insides of an actual fire truck! Many of our friends were excited, a few timid, but all came out with confident knowledge about fire prevention.

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Our littlest friends enjoying the view from the front of the fire truck. (They were concentrating on the firemen's suits)

Our littlest friends enjoying the view from the front of the fire truck. (They were studying the firemen’s suits)

We learned how to stop, drop, and roll!

We learned how to stop, drop, and roll! Remember to cover your face!

We also learned how to identify firemen, and that we shouldn't be scared of them if they search for us in a house fire.

We also learned how to identify firemen, and that we shouldn’t be scared of them if they search for us in a house fire.

We got to see the inside of a fire truck, and learn about the many tools that are used to help put out fires.

We got to see the inside of a fire truck, and learn about the many tools that are used to help put out fires.

Enjoying the experience from inside the fire truck!

Enjoying the experience from inside the fire truck!

Click on the link below for a clip of one of our friends practicing her “stop, drop and roll” routine:
http://instagram.com/p/t5fbMXEqVA/

For tips on how to incorporate fire safety and prevention in your home, visit the links below:

http://www.redcross.org/prepare/disaster/home-fire
http://www.nsc.org/safety_home/HomeandRecreationalSafety/Pages/Fire.aspx