AES Students Participate in Fire Prevention Week Activities

As a part of Fire Prevention Week, members of the Ashland Fire Department spent the day at Ashland Elementary School and participated in a variety of activities with the students. 

The Kindergarten class, along with students from Team Honesty and Team Integrity, had the opportunity to visit the Smoke House where they learned how to safely get out of a house when a room is filling with smoke from a fire.  As the fire alarm rang, they dropped to their knees and prepared to crawl below the smoke to the nearest exit and to gather at the pre-arranged meeting spot.  Students also learned about the equipment found on the fire truck and how it is used.

In addition to the smokehouse and fire truck tour, students in grades 5-8 participated in a Fireman’s Muster where they competed in a variety of relay races including rushing to put on all of the gear a firefighter would wear, assembling and running with the hose and a bucket brigade.

The students enjoyed meeting Fire Chief Heath, Deputy Chief Bousquet, Lieutenant Hughes, Captain Heath, and Firefighter Durack.

Pictured above left are Johnny Hu and Robert Laauwe work to connect the nozzle to hose and above right Baylee Newcomb, Ellie Wendelboe and JD Follansbee explore the inside of fire truck.  Below left several middle school students rush to get into the gear and below right several students from Team Respect work to cross the finish line with their hose.