FPW at NFPA: Kids have fun learning about fire safety with Sparky

Blog Post created by laurenbackstrom Employee on Oct 13, 2011

As we mentioned in yesterday's blog post on NFPA's Fire Extinguisher Orientation, NFPA has several events planned here at our headquarters in Quincy, MA in honor of Fire Prevention Week. Today, several local pre-school classrooms came by to have fun with Sparky and to learn about fire safety. Learning stations were set up for the kids where they could hear what a fire alarm sounds like, practice "Get Low and Go" under smoke, and see a real fire truck (once it stopped raining!). Check out the photos below from some of the other stations set up for the pre-schoolers. 

Firefighter Joe

At one station, the kids met Firefighter Joe, who showed them what a firefighter in their gear looks like and explained what firefighters do once they get a call from a family who needs help. 

Meeting Place
Next, the children watched a demonstration of what a family should do when they hear a fire alarm; follow their escape plan and get outside to their meeting place. 

Everyone also got a chance to listen to a reading of Sparky's new book

Stop Drop and Roll
The kids all had fun taking a turn at practicing "Stop, Drop and Roll!"

Sparky Photo
Before everyone went home, they got a chance to take a photo with Sparky!