Students at Bowling Green received important skills in fire safety on Oct. 1, when members of the local East Meadow Fire Department visited as a way to kick off National Fire Prevention Month.
Kindergarten and first-grade students gathered for the first session in the school’s cafeteria, where firefighters broke down valuable lessons about how to escape a fire. They were advised to set up a meeting spot with their families when they went home later that day. Students were also introduced to what a firefighter looks like in full uniform and gear when they arrive at a house fire.
Second-grade students in the building sat for a similar second session, and were then treated to a look at one of the department’s fire engines outside of the school. Principal Maria Ciarametaro was among one of the faculty volunteers to go up in the engine’s turntable ladder to demonstrate the height that can be reached.
Bowling Green and the district thank the local firefighters of East Meadow for taking time to educate the students on valuable fire safety and prevention rules.