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2018 Fire Prevention Day

Fire Cadets put in a full day helping make a difference for the students at Shenandoah Elementary School on Tuesday, October 16.  The Shenandoah Fire Department and Fire Cadets talked about fire safety during their specials time at school.  They learned about the fire department's equipment and tools that are used on the fire truck.  Each class went through the fire safety trailer. They learned about various fire hazards in homes. Students then crawled out the back window of the trailer when the smoke alarm was set off by the smoke simulator. Lastly, the fire cadets talked about the gear that firefighters wear.  They also told them about Stop, Drop and Roll. Students were chosen to demonstrate it.

This year's fire prevention these is Look, Listen and Learn. Look for places fire could start. Take a good look around your home. Identify potential fire hazards and take care of them. Listen for the sound of the smoke alarm. You could have only minutes to escape safely once the smoke alarm sounds. Go to your outside meeting place, which should be a safe distance from the home and where everyone should know to meet. Learn two ways out of every room and make sure all doors and windows leading outside open easily and are free of clutter.

The following high school students from the Fire Cadet program that participated in the Fire Prevention Day at SES are as follows: Austin Herold, Jack Campbell, Claire Campbell, Carlie Manrose, Roxy Denton, Logan Hughes and Emily McGargill. Fire Department members helping were George Shaw, Ty Davison and Cody Augustine.

Students were sent home with fireman hats and a packet of safety information at the end of the day.