Lieutenant Mark and Firefighters Ryan, Nick, and Jason from Portland Fire & Rescue's (PF&R) Station 24 traveled to Beach Elementary School in North Portland this morning to deliver a fire safety talk and engine tour to Head Start students.
Firefighters presented age-appropriate fire safety topics, including the importance of smoke detectors, what to do if matches and lighters are found, and to stop, drop, and roll if clothing catches on fire.
Lieutenant Mark then donned his full protective firefighting gear and encouraged the young children not to be afraid or hide from firefighters if their home catches fire.
To wrap up the visit, the young children were given an interactive tour of Station 24’s fire engine and the tools that are carried and used when fighting fires.
PF&R urges parents and caregivers to install and maintain working smoke alarms, safely store lighters and matches out of children's reach and sight, and practice a fire escape plan even with small children. Practicing these fire-safe behaviors and knowing what to do in an emergency can give your family extra seconds to escape during a fire.
More About Station 24
Station 24 is located at 4515 N. Maryland and proudly serves the Overlook, Boise, and Humboldt neighborhoods. The apparatus at Station 24 includes Engine 24, Squad 24, and Foam Unit 24.
Portland Fire & Rescue
We Respond: Always Ready, Always There
April 29, 2011