Eastern Berks Firefighters again took time off from work to teach children and adults about Fire Prevention. Each year firefighters make presentation to students at St Francis Academy, Washington Elementary School, the Bally Preschool, and Sunday School students at Trinity Lutheran Church. The presentations involves power point presentations to two assemblies at each school (total 4) and additional classroom presentations for afternoon kindergarten, two preschool classes and the Sunday School. Additionally we observe a fire drill at Washington and wrap up the day long event at 2:30 pm.
The department also participates in a community-wide fire prevention display and demonstration at the parking lot of the Gilbertsville Weis Market. This involves multiple fire companies, many of them assigned specific roles for the evening. Our “job” this year was to provide the opportunity for children to uses a fire hose to “extinguish a fire,” which was actually a traffic cone! It was an enjoyable and education evening for all.
We thank the firefighters who took time off to participate; the schools and Weis for hosting us; the pretzels from SFA; the lunch from Washington, as well as the donation from teachers and staff. Thank you.