Friday was a special day for the McCloud Elementary School children when they got a visit from the McCloud Volunteer Fire Department and the US Forest Service and even Smokey the Bear himself showed up.
Together, the two departments put on a fire safety presentation. They talked about the importance of never playing with matches; making sure that all homes have smoke detectors, and how important it is that each family has an escape plan in case of a fire.
McCloud Fire Chief, Charlie Miller, explained to the children that it is most important to sleep with the bedroom door closed because it is safer if there is a fire in another part of the house.
There were about 30 students at the assembly that also got to tour the fire engine and were shown what fire turnouts are. The children each got the opportunity to practice ‘stop, drop, and roll’ as directed by the firefighters.
“I appreciate the Fire Fighters and Forest Service taking the time to come to our school to teach the kids about Fire Safety. The children enjoyed it and learned from it.”The McCloud Elementary School Safe Coordinator Krystal DelBono