Art DiBenedetto, Hopatcong Superintendent of Schools, Announces - Fire Safety and Prevention Program to the students of Hopatcong Tulsa Trail School
On Wednesday, June 5, the Hopatcong and Fort Lee Fire Departments presented a Fire Safety and Prevention Program to the students of Tulsa Trail School.
Principal Brian Byrne said "This is such an important issue, and therefore it's important to educate our kids about this as soon as possible in the event a real emergency exists." Members from both fire departments (and Sparky the Fire Dog) spoke with 2nd grade students about the basic concepts of calling 911, the importance having an emergency plan, identifying potential hazards, and then introduced them to some of the basic equipment the departments use to combat fires. Students were then given a tour of a fire truck. Students in grade 3 reviewed the basic emergency plans, but then had the opportunity to test their emergency skills (as did the faculty), as they crawled through a fire and smoke trailer, and "escaped" through a window and down a ladder towards a family safety location. Assisting in the presentations were Hopatcong High School Fire Cadets Jack Certo, Tyler Crowley, Liam McGuire and Hannah Steger.
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