587 Route 22 East, Whitehouse Station, NJ

East Whitehouse Fire Department visits Whitehouse Prep, Students learn about Fire Prevention

Whitehouse Station, NJ — (10/13/17) Firefighters from the East Whitehouse Fire Company visited Whitehouse Prep Pre-K students, sharing age-appropriate lessons on fire safety and prevention.

The National Fire Protection Association’s 2017 Fire Prevention Week theme was “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!” According to the NFPA, today’s homes burn faster and hotter than ever, and people could have fewer than two minutes to escape their homes after a smoke alarm sounds. It is vital that everyone develop and practice an escape plan from their home that includes two ways out of every room.

East Whitehouse Fire Company, Captain Paul, along with other firefighters taught the Pre-K children about the importance of having a family plan in case of a fire, as well as a planned meeting place outside of the house. The children also learned about dialing 911 in case of an emergency.

“We are appreciative that our local Fire Company came to Whitehouse Prep and gave our students firsthand lessons in fire safety,” said Judy Serra, Head of School. “Children are never too young to learn the importance of fire safety and what to do in case of an emergency. Our teachers will follow up on these important lessons about fire safety, in our classes.”

The young students enjoyed hearing the firefighter’s important message.  The children also had an opportunity to sit in the firetruck and ask questions about what it’s like to be a firefighter in our community. Each student received a fire safety coloring book, pencil, and fire safety information to bring home.

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