LRFD & PVFD Take Fire Prevention Message to MCS

Post date: Oct 16, 2015 10:28:57 PM

Members of the two Kingston Peninsula Fire Departments visited MacDonald Consolidated School, bringing the message of fire prevention and safety to students from Kindergarten to Grade 5.  Students were told about this year’s Fire Prevention theme, “Hear the Beep Where You Sleep”, which encourages the installation of smoke detectors in every bedroom.  Students reported that they had smoke detectors in their houses, and some already had detectors in their rooms.

Students were reminded of the importance of having a fire escape plan that included a place to meet outside of the building, and they shared with us some of their fire safety tips that they practice at home

.At the end of the session, firefighters showed the students the bunker gear and air packs, then proceeded to suit up so that the students wouldn’t be scared of firefighters in the event of an actual fire.  Firefighters crawled amongst the students, shaking their hands and letting them see, hear and touch the air packs and helmets.

The afternoon concluded with a fire drill for the whole school which was extremely well done by the students and staff.  From the time the alarm went off, the entire school was evacuated in less than 3 minutes.  The students quickly gathered into classes, and staff quickly and efficiently checked to make sure that they had everyone present and accounted for.

 Chief Helen Comeau from Peninsula Fire quizzing the students

This year marks 20 years of LRFD’s partnership with MacDonald Consolidated School to teach fire prevention and safety.  It’s something that we look forward to each year.  Thanks to Ms. Ellen and the staff at MCS for allowing us to be a part of your day.