Fire Safety Drill at Pugwash Elementary
Firefighters arrived at the Pugwash Elementary School today for a fire drill and demonstration as part of Fire Prevention Week.
Six members of the Pugwash Fire Department (PFD) were stationed throughout the school when the fire alarm was sounded. They monitored the speed and efficiency of the fire evacuation, giving top marks to the school.
Once outside, the kids were treated to an up-close inspection of two fire trucks and their fire fighting equipment.
The highlights of the day was a demonstration of the jaws of life which made quick work of an old school desk. The kids cheered loudly at the suggestion that next year they would use the principal’s car.
PFD’s safety officer, Brent Wilson, led the school in a safety lesson the kids could take home. Under the theme “Every Second Counts”, Wilson suggested every home should adopt an emergency plan. It starts with looking for two exits from every room, with a “safe place” to gather, outside the home. The key to remember in an emergency is that you should never go back into the home. Leave that to the fire department.
The school had a fire safety colouring contest which was judged by a panel at the PFD. Winners were awarded from each grade as shown in the photo: left to right—Keira Kendricks, Kadence Smith, Sarah Williams, Caleb Pellerine, Molly Wilson, and Emma Wilson. The firefighters in the back row are: Mark Robinson, Robert Carter, Anne Jamieson, Brent Wilson, and Kyle Laird.