Fire Smart

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In recognition of Fire Prevention Month, students throughout the district learned valuable safety information from local firefighters during in-school programs.

Members of the Stony Brook Fire District conducted two interactive assemblies at W.S. Mount Elementary School and visited students in their classrooms for follow-up conversations. Throughout the daylong event, volunteers reinforced the importance of having a predetermined family meeting place, the need to regularly replace smoke detector batteries and the phone number to call in case of an emergency.

Outside the building, students were able to tour two working fire apparatuses and take a close look at the firefighters’ lifesaving equipment. Students were then provided with a keepsake firefighter’s helmet and informational goody bag.