Fire Chief Tobey Archer and Fire Pup Sparky visit with Mrs. Funk's elementary class at Forest Park Elementary. Archer and the Fire Department have given presentations to grades K-2 at elementary schools in the area for Fire Prevention Week.
By JASON JACOBS
The Brazil Fire Department, led by Fire Chief Tobey Archer, appeared at Forest Park Elementary Thursday morning to talk to grades K-2 for Fire Prevention Week.
This year's slogan for Fire Prevention Week is "Prevent Cooking Fires: Watch What You Heat", and Archer talked to the students about safety in the kitchen.
Archer read a story to Mrs. Funk's kindergarten class about fire safety and asked the kids questions about the story.
"What is the phone number you call if there is a fire or an emergency?" Archer asked.
The students responded by yelling, in unison, "911!"
Archer then picked a student from the class to help him demonstrate how far a safe distance you should be from an oven while it is cooking, which is three feet, or about one arm length.
The Fire Department then gave the children fire prevention stickers and a pamphlet to take home and discuss with their parents.
The pamphlet, titled "Fire Safety in Your Kitchen", contains a tips to use with kids in the kitchen and a checklist of questions to ask to ensure safety.
The kids were in for a surprise as Fire Pup Sparky made an appearance and shook all the children's hands.
If you have any questions about fire safety or would just like more information, contact the Brazil Fire Department's non-emergency line at 446-2517 or visit www.firepreventionweek.org.