First Grade Learns about Fire Safety
Posted October 5, 2012
The Class of 2024 received a visit from Whitemarsh Township Deputy Fire Marshal Mike McCloskey last week. In first grade, students learn about community helpers and fire safety in conjunction with their Social Studies curriculum. Trying to turn these ideas into real-life lessons, Deputy Marshal McCloskey was there to speak about fire safety.
All three classes gathered excitedly to listen about who to call in case of an emergency, the importance of knowing your address, how to get out of the house in case of fire, and why all families should have a meeting spot. Deputy McCloskey also showed the students what a fully dressed and geared firefighter looks like so the students would know not to be afraid.
Nicholas B. ’24 thought that Deputy McCloskey looked “awesome and I learned not to hide if there is a fire.” The lesson Nicholas learned was brought out in a story about how Deputy McCloskey once rescued a large stuffed bear that appeared to be a hiding child.
The students were then able to ask all the questions they wanted! Deputy McCloskey also showed the students his Fire Marshall truck, along with its lights and sirens! Ava H. ’24 says, “It was so cool and I learned how to feel if the door is hot with the back of my hand.”
Overall, GA’s First Graders really enjoyed learning about fire safety with Deputy McCloskey!