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CVFD teaching children fire safety
Houston County Courier

By Jenna Duncan News Reporter The Crockett Fire Department will be visiting local schools this week and next for Fire Prevention Month, which is recognized nationally in October. The firefighters will host programs for students based on their age group, and teach them about signs of a fire, how to stay safe in a fire, and let them become familiar with the men who might save their lives. This week, firefighters will visit three and four-year-olds at the Treehouse Academy on Thursday, which Fire Chief John Angerstein said will be more of a meet and greet. “Basically the biggest thing we push on up to four-year-olds is to not being scared of a firefighter in the event of a house fire, and they shouldn’t try to hide from us,” he said. This is important so when there is an emergency, the child trusts the firefighters instead of hiding in a closet, he said. Next Wednesday, the department is scheduled to talk to the Crockett Early Childhood Center, where Angerstein said they will show the children Disney DVDs about fi re prevention, and have an exit drill. The department will also visit the elementary school and Jordan School in the coming weeks, and the concepts will be a little more complex. In addition to learning about fi re prevention, the students also will learn about how fi re works, the signs of fi re, and what to do if they are caught in a fi re.


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