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DANBURY FIRE DEPARTMENT VISITS THE RIGHT PLACE

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Released 18 October 2012

DANBURY FIRE DEPARTMENT VISITS THE RIGHT PLACE

TRPFDANBURY – 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.

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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."

 

 


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