Firefighter teaching fire safety at school

Fire Department

1st Grade

What I learned today:

First Visit –

  • We reviewed STOP DROP and ROLL and talked about how matches and lighters are tools for grown-ups.
  • We learned about calling for help in an emergency.
  • We talked about learning the three parts of our address: our house number, street name, and the municipality—Mt Lebanon. This lets us get the closest helpers to come as fast as possible.
  • Some of us have apartment numbers or letters, which is a very important part of our address.
  • We talked about what happens if we touch something hot, like a cookie sheet. We get burned.
  • We learned that if we get a burn, the best way to treat it is to put it under cold water.
  • We learned how to tell which side of the sink has cold water. We learned that the cold water sometimes has a blue mark on the faucet or the word cold. We also learned that cold water is always on the right!
  • We then got a “pretend burn” and practiced cooling it under cold water at the sink.
  • If we don’t know it already, our homework is to learn all three parts of our addresses!

Second Visit –

  • We reviewed STOP, DROP and ROLL and Cooling a Burn.
  • We then talked about signs, like stop signs, pedestrian crossing signs and yield signs. These signs help keep us safe.
  • We talked about firefighter’s favorite sign, the EXIT sign.
    The EXIT sign is our favorite because it helps people get out of unfamiliar buildings like shopping malls, airports and hospitals.
  • We learned that when we hear a fire alarm we need to find the nearest EXIT sign to point the way out.
  • We learned that just like in big buildings we have something in our home that tells us to find the way out and fast.  The SMOKE DETECTOR!
  • We learned that fires make lots of toxic, dangerous smoke that we can’t breathe.
  • We learned the best way to get out of a fire is to CRAWL LOW UNDER THE SMOKE and towards the exit.
  • We practiced crawling low under smoke.
  • We learned that WHEN WE ARE OUT WE STAY OUT.