Two of those students, Schnell Elementary second-grader Ryan Rabold and Harry Russell Elementary third-grader Sarah Cox, were selected to receive breakfast at Station 56 Firehouse and get a ride to school on a firetruck on Friday, Oct. 27.
“We received far more completed home escape plans from the students than ever,” said Josh Whitehead, firefighter-paramedic, who coordinates the program.
During fire safety week, fire department crew members conducted presentations in the schools – addressing the common causes of residential fires and how to prevent them such as checking smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. They also explained how to create and practice an escape plan by stressing “Every Second Counts, find Two Ways Out!”
“It is exciting to think that 123 families in this city invested time to address fire safety in their home, and practice an escape should a fire occur,” Whitehead said.
The Oct. 27 breakfast will start at 7 a.m. at Fire Station 56, located at 125 W. Central Ave. The fire engine that takes the students to school will leave Fire Station 56 approximately 15 minutes before each start time, which is 8:10 a.m. for Harold Schnell Elementary, 5995 Student St., and 8:45 a.m. for Harry Russell Elementary, 123 Elementary Dr.
For more information, call West Carrollton Fire Department at (937) 847-4645.