Third grade students were treated to a great, interactive presentation on fire safety. A crew of firemen and women from the Tucson Fire Department brought a fire truck to school, and the students got to learn all about the fire truck and the equipment on the truck. They even got to sit inside the truck, and one of the firemen climbed up the ladder.
The crew also brought a safety trailer with them. The students got to look around and point out fire dangers. They also got to simulate a fire, with nontoxic smoke filling the room. The students then had to climb out the window and made a mock phone call to 911.
This was the Tucson Fire Department’s second visit with the third graders this year. In the fall, a fire safety educator came and held a classroom presentation. The students listened to a story and then participated in an interactive presentation about fire safety. The kids learned about specific things around the house that can cause fires, as well as what to do in an emergency situation.
The Tucson Fire Department holds presentations for third graders at schools throughout Tucson, and TCDS has been picked to participate in this program for the last several years.
The students really like these presentations, and the Fire Safety Team told us that they really enjoy coming to our school because the students are always so polite and well-behaved.
What a great experience! Here are some pictures that show how much fun our students had while learning.