Preschoolers through the third grade met Conway firefighters who taught them about safety rules.

In honor of Fire Prevention Month, which was observed here October 3-9, the Conway Fire Department came to St. Joseph Elementary School on the 8th to familiarize Preschool through the Third Grade children with fire safety rules and to help ensure that their homes and families are protected. In 1922, the National Fire Protection Association named the second week of October Fire Prevention Week in commemoration of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.
Engineer Rick Stapleton and Captain Jonathon Talley arrived at the school in Fire Engine #1. Under normal conditions, they would have come in their fully-equipped safety house which looks like a real fire truck but carries video and special effects equipment. COVID concerns have put it aside for the time being.
The firefighters demonstrated how to call 911, talked about the need for smoke detectors, and showed how the stop, drop, and roll technique is used to extinguish burning clothing.