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Firemen Visit🔥 Nemaha Central Elementry School

By: Cooper Hajek

Addison Osterhaus, Preston Koch, and Cayden Edelman

October 25, 2017

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    The Seneca Fire Department came to Nemaha Central Elementary and Middle School on Thursday, October 12 to inform students about fire safety.  The firemen held a school-wide fire drill in the morning.   They visited the classrooms from kinderprep through 5th grade.

    The kinderprep classrooms joined together to listen to the firemen.  The firemen talked to the class about being safe if a fire starts in their house.  They talked about staying low and below the smoke, having a safe spot for the family to meet outside, and about how to "stop, drop, and roll" if someone's clothes caught on fire.  The kinderprep students were able to walk outside to see the firetrucks and even got to get inside the trucks.  After that, a fireman came in their room fully dressed and the students were able to ask him questions.  Each student got a coloring/activity book and a thermal bag with goodies inside.

    Two firefighters came into the kindergarten classroom and talked about fire safety.  They really stressed making sure each kid had smoke alarms in their house and that each kid knew where to meet their family in case of a fire.  They also talked about staying low during a fire, getting out of the house, or finding a window to signal for help.  A firefighter dressed in his turnout gear for fighting fires came in.  He also had his SCBA gear on and spoke to the students so they could hear how different he sounded with the breathing apparatus on. He told them to not be afraid of him because he was there to help. He also explained the different lights and movement detectors he was wearing.   The firemen took them outside and let them look at their fire truck and the kindergartners got to crawl through the inside of the fire truck. The kindergartners received a firefighter activity book, pen, tattoos, and a lunch box.

    The firemen came and talked to the first graders about fire alarms and how important they are if there was a fire.  They also stressed how important it was for the students to know their address so they could contact someone if the need arose.  The second grade had a similar presentation and all first and second graders received some items from the firemen.

    The third and fourth grade students talked about whether or not they knew their address and phone number, so that they could call 911 in case of a fire.  Also, they went through an inflatable house and talked about different ways to exit the house in case of a fire.  All of the students received a pen, lunch box, activity book and bracelet.  

    In fifth grade, the students practiced making 9-1-1 calls.  Firemen coached the kids on what information was important to know and say.  The students received a lunch bag, wrist band, pens, and a pencil bag.  

    Grant Heinen said,  "The firemen visit was cool because you got to see the fire truck and look inside."

    Jayden Seitz said, "It was pretty fun, I liked jumping out of the window." 



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