October is Fire Prevention Month

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Graysville Fire Department

G.F.D teaches fire prevention to K-5th Grade; 300 backpacks containing goodies distributed to students.

With fall easing in and the colorful bliss of autumn foliage just around the corner, the City of Graysville Fire Department has embarked on the yearly fall tradition with Fire Prevention week.

Graysville elementary school grade K-5th had the opportunity Friday to enjoy a fire safety program put on by Chief Miles and members of his Department.  The children were taught all the basic fire safety measures to insure their safety in the event of a fire. According to the NFPA website, almost 50% of all residential fires begin in the kitchen. Basic safety in and around the kitchen is important not only to the children but to their parents. We always urge students to share what they learn with their families.

Other traditional safety measures were also taught such as the Stop-Drop-Roll, know two ways out of every room and Listen – for the sound of the smoke alarm.

After the classroom safety lecture, children were treated to an up-close look at the City’s Fire Engines. Fire Department members along with Chief Miles explained some of the important tools and gear onboard the engines.

G.F.D. members Susan Miles and Charlie Gunter display the backpacks that were given to students during Friday’s fire prevention class.

With a grant received, the Department also presented each child with a backpack containing a calendar, crayons, dry erase memo board, fire safety stickers, pencil & eraser with pouch, a fire hydrant water bottle along with snack cake.

“Fire safety is not just for kids. If you would like a safety demonstration for your organization, please contact your local Fire Department with a request” announced Chief Miles.

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