As fire prevention week wraps up, officials are hoping students at C.C. Carrothers will share their safety message with their families.
Over 400 students spent Friday learning all about fire safety and were also treated to a free lunch courtesy of Denny’s Diner that was served up by London Firefighters.
“We care about our community,” Public Fire and Life Safety Educator Julianne Wever tells AM980.
“We want the children to take home the message to their parents to check the date, make sure they’re replacing their smoke alarms ten years after manufacturing date and that the batteries in and it’s working so that know exactly what to do in the event they need to.”
Speaking to AM980 at the event, Principal Beth Zimmerman noted that students were eager to learn.
“Our younger students are already talking about fire safety and fire plans. Unfortunately, a lot of our students have already had the effects of a fire. A family came to me today to tell me that they lost everything in a fire just before they moved into this community. This is a really poignant thing for our students but also it’s a wonderful way to teach them how to take care of themselves.”
This year’s fire prevention week theme is “don’t wait, check the date” which encourages everyone to make sure their smoke alarms not only have working batteries, but that they are up to date models as well.
Students also learned other fire safety lessons, including the importance of having an escape route and how to crawl low under smoke.