Harrison Firefighters Share Safety Tips with Students
Students at the Harrison School District’s elementary schools and preschool are learning valuable safety tips from local firefighters this week, as each campus holds an assembly as part of Fire Prevention Week.
Members of the Harrison Fire Department visited Woodland Heights Preschool on Monday and Forest Heights Elementary School on Tuesday. Additional visits are planned for Eagle Heights Elementary School and Skyline Heights Elementary School before the weeklong national event concludes Saturday.
At Forest Heights, firefighters shared information about what children should do in an emergency situation. They also stressed the importance of smoke detectors, having a designated meeting place outside the home and how to stay safe during a fire. Following the assembly in the cafetorium, students headed outside for an up-close look at one of the department’s fire engines. Firefighters opened all of the compartments to show students tools and equipment, explaining how each was used to fight a fire.
According to the National Fire Protection Organization, Fire Prevention Week is the nation’s longest-running public health observance. It began in the 1920s and is held annually during the week of October 9.