Pennsylvania firefighters to conduct classroom visits during Fire Prevention Week

Blog Post created by mikehazell Employee on Oct 3, 2012

Members of Shippensburg (PA) Fire Department will make rounds to the classrooms of some of Shippensburg's youngest residents throughout October to teach fire prevention.

A task force of firefighters from Vigilant Hose Company, Cumberland Valley Hose Company, and West End Fire and Rescue will visit elementary and preschools in Shippensburg on set dates to speak with students about how to prevent fires and what to do if one should happen.

According to a report on PublicOpinionOnline.com, key topics during these classroom visits will include how to make best use of smoke detectors, making a plan for escape that includes two separate exits and what to do if two exits are not available, figuring out a meeting place and how to call the fire department, said Fire Chief Randy O'Donnell.

"It's the real basic steps," he said.

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