North Babylon Elementary School students got a lesson in fire safety this month from real life firefighters, according to a statement from the school.
Below is what the school announced about a recent visit from the North Babylon Fire Department to Marion G. Vedder Elementary School in recognition of October as Fire Safety Month:
During the visit, the kindergarten through third-grade students received an up-close and personal look at a fire truck and all of its parts. They also participated in the department’s smoke house, which taught vital burn prevention techniques through a fun and safe simulation.
The house was filled with a nontoxic, odorless smoke to teach children how to properly evacuate a building that is on fire. Following the smoke house lessons, each class received coloring books and plastic fire hats.
Additionally, the fourth- and fifth-graders participated in an assembly program in which the firefighters reviewed the importance of fire safety and prevention.