On June 10th, firefighters from Station 18 visited the West Hills Early Childhood Learning Center on SW Capitol Highway to visit with the kids and talk with them about fire safety. With a broad range in ages from two-years old up through 1st grade, Lieutenant Rick and Firefighters Jon, Josh, and Ryan creatively adapted their fire safety presentation to be age appropriate.
Knowing that pre-school age children are the most at-risk group for fire and burn related injuries and deaths, firefighters made sure to talk about the importance of staying away from things that are, or can be, hot.
Firefighters also talked about what they do on the job, what they wear, and what tools, equipment, and fire apparatus are used to save lives and keep the community safe.
Firefighter Josh demonstrated personal protective equipment so the young children could see what firefighters wear and how they sound so the children won’t be frightened and try to hide in the event of a fire.
Fire safety presentations such as this provide an excellent fire education opportunity for Portland Fire & Rescue.
Portland Fire & Rescue
We Respond: Always Ready, Always There
June 20, 2011