Released 18 October 2012
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DANBURY FIRE DEPARTMENT VISITS THE
DANBURY – October 7th through 13th was "Fire Prevention
Week" and The Salvation Army’s Danbury Corps cannot think of a better way
to teach kids about fire safety than to have firemen visit the children of its
The Right Place, early-learning program, each year.
Once again, the firemen from Engine 8 arrived early in their big, bright,
and red fire truck, jumping into the job just like firemen do, this time as
educators! The teachers quickly gathered the children and introduced them to
the firefighters so the show could begin. These professionals then presented
their "Fire Safety Tips," where, for example, they explained the importance of
having working smoke detectors with fresh batteries. They explained the
significance of having two escape routes from every bedroom as well. They also
reminded the children not to play with matches. There was also a demonstration
of the "Stop, Drop and Roll" technique. Lastly, but definitely not least, the
children tried on helmets and gear, and then toured Engine 8.
Danbury Fire Chief, Geoff Herald, who is also the President of the Danbury
Corps’ Advisory Board, said, “We look forward to 'Fire Prevention
Week' every year. This was another great opportunity to get in front of the
kids and explain fire safety in an easy-to-understand, show-and-tell format. We
enjoyed it... and the kids did too!”
Suzy Almeida, Director of The Right Place, noted, "We are so blessed to live
in such a caring community. Fire Chief Herald is always eager and willing to
help us whenever the need arises. He knows how important it is to teach the
children about fire safety at an early age and the children are always eager to
learn and attentive."