Parkway Takes Lessons on Fire Safety and Prevention

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Members of the Wantagh Fire Department visited Parkway Elementary School on Sept. 21 to demonstrate lessons of fire safety and prevention for students, prior to National Fire Prevention Month in October.

Firefighters from the department exhibited proper techniques of how stop, drop and roll in the school’s gymnasium in addition to educating the kindergarten, first-grade and second-grade students about general fire safety. Fire department representative Bill Mackay dressed head-to-toe in equipment to showcase a full firefighter uniform.

In the school’s cafeteria, third- through sixth-grade classes were shown a fire safety video followed by lessons on how to escape a house fire. The lessons were put to the test as students had the opportunity to enter the Wantagh Fire Department smoke house. One by one, they used the safe escape route to ultimately gather as a group.

The district thanks the Wantagh Fire Department for educating students on these valuable fire safety and prevention rules.