Fire Prevention Week
Posted on 11/02/2016
GES/GEMS Celebrate Fire Prevention Week GES/GEMS faculty, staff, and students would like to thank our St. James Parish’s volunteer firefighters for visiting us on Monday, October 17th. Local firefighters stressed the importance of fire safety to our pre-kindergarteners through 2nd graders. They questioned our students on what they should you do if there is a fire. They emphasized the significance of getting out of your house or building and getting to safety. One of the firefighters demonstrated what you should do should your clothing catch on fire – “Stop, Drop, and Roll”. - Stop where you are. - Drop to the ground and cover your eyes and mouth with your hands. - Roll over and over and back and forth until the flames are out. - Get help from a grown-up who will cool the burn and get medical help. Even Sparky, the fire dog, made a special appearance. As the firefighter dressed in his fire gear, he explained why he needed his fire protected equipment and reminded them not to be afraid of a firefighter. They are there to help. Pictured are Anthony Lear, Sr. (firefighter) with his grandsons, Ayden and Baylen. Thank you, firefighters, for your service and for visiting Gramercy Elementary School!