NES students tackle fire safety


By Kevin Boozer - For The Newberry Observer



Students actively learned during their instruction within the fire safety house.


Courtesy photos

Children saw this firefighter in turn-out gear in hopes they would not be frightened by the safety equipment if they were trapped in a fire.


Courtesy photos

Safety training included telling students to keep pot handles turned in, instead of them hanging out like this one.


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Firefighters and NES children practice safety techniques, like crawling low to avoid dangerous smoke.


Courtesy photos

The puppetry used music and drama to remind students of fire safety.


Courtesy photos

NEWBERRY — Newberry Elementary School students practiced fire safety as the Fire Safety House, under the leadership of the City of Newberry Fire Department, came to at NES.

Through hands on experiential learning, students in grades 2 through 5 experienced how to evacuate a smoke-filled home during a simulated fire. They also were given instructions and opportunities to model how to place a pot on a stove correctly and they were advised what to do if an oven were on and a younger child were nearby.

NES students in grades pre-k through 1 took part in a puppetry education program begun years ago by Calvin “Toughie” Millstead. The puppetry used music and drama to remind students of fire safety. The show emphasized stop, drop and roll; the importance of having home fire safety plans; and the importance of smoke detectors that help save lives.

The young students also saw a firefighter wearing his turn out gear. It is hoped that experience will help children to not be afraid of a firefighter in the unfortunate circumstance that a child needs to be rescued from a fire.

Students actively learned during their instruction within the fire safety house.
http://newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_Fire1.jpgStudents actively learned during their instruction within the fire safety house. Courtesy photos

Children saw this firefighter in turn-out gear in hopes they would not be frightened by the safety equipment if they were trapped in a fire.
http://newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_Fire5.jpgChildren saw this firefighter in turn-out gear in hopes they would not be frightened by the safety equipment if they were trapped in a fire. Courtesy photos

Safety training included telling students to keep pot handles turned in, instead of them hanging out like this one.
http://newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_Fire2.jpgSafety training included telling students to keep pot handles turned in, instead of them hanging out like this one. Courtesy photos

Firefighters and NES children practice safety techniques, like crawling low to avoid dangerous smoke.
http://newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_Fire3.jpgFirefighters and NES children practice safety techniques, like crawling low to avoid dangerous smoke. Courtesy photos

The puppetry used music and drama to remind students of fire safety.
http://newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_Fire4.jpgThe puppetry used music and drama to remind students of fire safety. Courtesy photos

By Kevin Boozer

For The Newberry Observer

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