Firefighters for the Day

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In recognition of Fire Prevention Month, students from Blue Point Elementary School recently traveled across the street to the Blue Point Fire Department to step into the shoes of firefighters, as they learned about the daily routines of a firefighter and the importance of fire safety. 

Upon entering the firehouse, students attended a safety lesson and viewed a highly informational video. Additionally, they were told of the proper ways to extinguish a fire and reminded about the importance of making sure that smoke detectors batteries are changed every six months. 

Students were then led outside and offered a glimpse toward the tools firefighters use on a daily basis, including fire extinguishers, various types of axes and the jaws of life. They also climbed inside ladder trucks and were given the opportunity to enter the smoke house simulator, which further prepared them in the rare event that a fire breaks out in their own home.