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Second Grade Students at Stephenson Elementary Get a Special Visit from Local Firefighters


On February 22, 2011, Portland Fire & Rescue's (PF&R) Station 18 firefighters did a fire safety and day in the life of a firefighter presentation at Stephenson Elementary School in SW Portland for a second grade student class.


Lieutenant Rick and Firefighters Jason, Steve, and Ryan provided students with valuable safety information.  Firefighter Jason taught young students how to wake up and safely exit a home, how to check a door for heat, how to crawl under smoke, check the bedroom window, how to always have two ways out of a house, and how to call 9-1-1. Students also learn how to stop, drop, and roll and the importance of not playing with matches.

Throughout the lesson, students laughed, raised their hands to answer questions, jumped at the opportunity to participate in scenarios, and listened to the firefighters’ message.

More About Station 18

Station 18 has been serving far southwest Portalnd and Multnomah Village since 1951.  The current station has been located at 8720 SW 30 Avenue since 1961.  Station 18 houses Engine 18, Heavy Squad 18, and Brush Unit 18.  The on-duty personnel includes a company officer, one firefighter paramedic, and two firefighters.

A big thanks to the students and teachers at Stephenson Elementary!

   Portland Fire & Rescue 

   We Respond: Always Ready, Always There

   March 1, 2011


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