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Jim Thorpe students learn to 'stop, drop and roll'

  • Students look and listen as Penn Forest #1 Fire Department Chaplain Rev. William Thompson explains the equipment on the fire trucks on display at the LB Morris Elementary School in Jim Thorpe during the National Fire Prevention Week program…
    Students look and listen as Penn Forest #1 Fire Department Chaplain Rev. William Thompson explains the equipment on the fire trucks on display at the LB Morris Elementary School in Jim Thorpe during the National Fire Prevention Week program at their school.
Published October 22. 2013 05:00PM

Members of Jim Thorpe and Penn Forest #1 fire departments visited the LB Morris Elementary School and St. Joseph Regional Academy in Jim Thorpe as part of National Fire Prevention Week.

The theme this year for Fire Prevention Week was "Prevent Kitchen Fires" but their visit with the students went far beyond just kitchen fires.

The firefighters went over everything from smoke alarms to escape plans to "stop drop and roll."

Some other safety issues covered with the students in the event of a fire were: have a pre-planned escape route out; exit the building immediately; and go to a pre-arranged meeting place to meet others.

In addition to showing and explaining fire fighting equipment with the students, they also showed them a very informative fire safety film.

The film highlighted some of the most important rules in fire safety which are to make sure that homes have working smoke detectors and that they always have fresh batteries in them as they are useless without them.

"Sparky the Fire Dog" also stopped by to visit the students.

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