Northside Students Learn About Fire Safety
Northside school students learned about fire prevention and precautions when members of the Levittown Fire Department gave an informative demonstration. Joel Bearman, Fire Commissioner, led the assembly along with firefighter, John Terrillion.
They spoke of potential hazards at home, safety precautions with the stove in the kitchen and the importance of closing the bedroom door at night. Having a pre-determined meeting place outside the home for family was emphasized.
A video reinforced the procedure to "Stop, Drop, and Roll" if your clothes catch on fire. "EDITH" - Exit Drills In The Home - was explained and Freddie the Furry Dalmatian in his remote controlled fire truck was happily received by the students as he offered further guidance, safety rules, and explanations about the equipment on the fire truck. Firefighters also present at the assembly included: Tom Filiberto, Nick Babino, Jack Sager, Kenneth Zwerling, Matt Angelletta, Brian Palmer, and Kevin Cowell.
The program culminated with an in front of the school outside visit to the LFD fire engine parked where the students enjoyed the big truck. They are looking forward to "Open House" on October 15th at the Levittown Fire House.