In honor of Fire Prevention Week, students in North Hornell School visited the North Hornell Volunteer Fire Department on Thursday, October 13, 2022.
Their visit started by talking about fire safety, seeing what a firefighter looks like and learning what to do in case of a fire. The classes broke up into smaller groups to see what the inside of a fire truck looks like, use a fire hose, try on firefighter gear, learn to test a door to see if it’s hot and to stop, drop and roll.
This is the 100th year of Fire Prevention Week. It was started in 1922 by the National Fire Protection Association. President Calvin Coolidge proclaimed Fire Prevention week a national observance in 1925, making it the longest-running public health observance in our country. Fire Prevention Week is observed the week of October 9, in honor of the Great Chicago Fire, which began on October 8, 1871 and caused damage to the city.
To learn more about fire prevention, please visit nfpa.org or the Hornell andNorth Hornell Fire Departments.
See more pictures on the district facebook page!