April Briggs

Apache Junction Fire District in Arizona working with 8th grade science class on creation of safety PSA

Blog Post created by April Briggs Employee on May 30, 2013

Apache junction fdThe Apache Junction Fire District had the great privilege of working with the 8th grade Science classes at Cactus Canyon Junior High in Apache Junction, Arizona. 

During this school year, the firefighters took part in the science of fire education and our Prevention & Media Production Departments took part in the creation of a safety PSA.  Upon completion of curriculum, the students were broke into groups and had to come up with a topic to educate our public.  The students wrote the scenes, created the scenarios and then shot their PSA’s using the schools equipment.  

One PSA was chosen from each hour and went on AJFD’s YouTube page for an American Idol style of voting.  The PSA that received the most likes won the opportunity to work with us to re-create their video using our equipment and a realistic setting.   

"It was so awesome to create an important safety message for our district, while working with the youth in our community!  They were all a great bunch of young people, with great ideas."     

Science Teacher, Regan Roach showed this PSA to the entire Cactus Canyon Junior High student body, faculty and parents and stated, “It was amazing! The kids were so excited. The entire audience gave them a standing ovation. It was fun! Thank you so much for all you guys did! I can't wait to make it even better next year!”

Turn your volume up and enjoy.  Please share with everyone you know!

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