North Lenoir Fire & Rescue recently visited with Banks Elementary School, Bethel Christian Academy and Parrott Academy students to discuss fire safety and prevention during National Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 6-12). This year, the theme was “Prevent Kitchen Fires,” teaching children to practice safe cooking and kitchen behaviors.
The school visits reached approximately 1,000 students and included a presentation on fire safety, smoke detectors, how to safely exit a home during an emergency, fire extinguishers, and even a tour of a fire engine. Students were able to enter the cab of the fire engine to touch and feel turnout gear, fire helmets and air packs, and to see where firefighters keep equipment and sit on the way to a fire.
Thanks to our brothers at the City of Kinston Fire Department, we were able to arrange a visit from Fire Pup at Banks Elementary School. The kids thoroughly enjoyed talking with Fire Pup about fire safety and the equipment that firefighters use.