Oct. 8, the elementary students walked to the Plevna Fire Hall to learn about fire prevention.
By Nicole Allerdings
First, the kindergarten through second grade students went, and then the third through fifth grade group received a tour. Gary Lang, Chance Ehret and Missy Thielen from the Plevna Fire Department showed the students the various trucks and equipment they use to fight structure and wildland fires.
The students watched a video and learned a song teaching them four steps to be safe during a fire. The steps are: 1) Get up and walk, don’t run; 2) Know two ways out of every room; 3) Get out of the building quickly; and 4) Go to pre-determined meeting place.
Missy and Chance demonstrated how a household smoke alarm works and told the students about special alarms for the deaf.
Each student was able to climb into the back seat of the structure truck and see the equipment in multiple compartments around the truck.
At the end of the tour, students were given their own T-shirts that say “Junior Fire Fighter” and have the Plevna Volunteer Fire Department logo on them. The students enjoyed touring the Plevna Fire Department and learning about fire prevention.