Each October, members of the Eastern Berks Fire Department take time from their busy schedules to visit local schools and teach children about Fire Prevention, fire apparatus and being a fire fighter. Members visit Washington Elementary School, Saint Francis Academy, and Bally Preschool.
They teach by video presentation, hands on learning, demonstrations and engaging the students. Many of the presenters are parents themselves, who have or have had children in these schools. Other members have grown up in the area and actually attended the schools themselves.
We distribute thousands of dollars of materials based on grade and are proud to be part of the learning experience for local students.