Thursday, October 22, 2009

Fire Safety with Fireman Chris


Everyone was excited today because they knew that Fireman Chris was making a special visit to the Mall-ard's today! Fireman Chris talked about not playing with lighters and/or matches; having family fire drills, and the importance of stop/drop/and roll. He showed a slide show and video clips. Students loved the clip of the fire truck speeding down the highway to put out a fire. They also watched another clip of firemen putting out a fire and hearing the heavy breathing in a smoke filled room. Fireman Chris wanted children to see him dressed up in fireman gear so they would not be afraid and hide if they ever were in a fire. We had the lights turned off in the classroom and he came in, crawling on the floor asking, "Is there anyone in here?" His gear was "glow in the dark" and he was easy to spot. Afterward, the students asked him questions and told him some of their related stories. Then, Chris read the book, "Fireman A to Z". It was a wonderful experience for the students to see a fireman, ask him questions, and learn so much about the importance of fire safety -- thanks Fireman Chris!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Fabulous!!! We have books with pictures of firemen in their gear, but getting to see the real thing is invaluable. I'm glad for the reminders of the other important safety tips too. Thank you SO much! -Leanne Prendergast

Anonymous said...

Thank you for arranging this very important speaker. With Sarah we were viligant about "family fire safety", but because Joey is a second child for some reason we haven't gotten around to addressing that yet (I think I still thought he is too young to understand). We'll have a "family meeting" this weekend to reinforce at home what he learned at school. While we're at it, I guess it's time to have the stranger danger talk as well!
-Karen Morris

Anonymous said...

To the Mall-ards
Thanks for taking time out of your busy learning schedule to make time for Fireman Chris. I really enjoyed taking to you about fire safety and stranger danger. You are a wonderful group of students. Take care & learn alot this school year.
Fireman Chris

Kelsey said...

This is great! Children definitely learn more by seeing them and hearing them talk, rather than a teacher or parent trying to keep their attention long enough to explain the importants of fire fighters or 911 in general.

Kelsey said...

This is great! Children definitely learn more by seeing them and hearing them talk, rather than a teacher or parent trying to keep their attention long enough to explain the importants of fire fighters or 911 in general.