Beaufort/Leslie Fire Dept. - "Don't hide, go outside!"

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Photos by Kaylin Bade
Beaufort, MO. -
The Beaufort/Leslie Fire Protection District visited Beaufort Elementary Kindergarten students this morning in celebration of Fire Prevention Week. 

Fireman Travis Suerig, left, explained to students the importance of making sure their smoke detectors work, having an escape plan and a meeting place with their family in case of a fire, and to never be afraid of firefighters.

Kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Brack, clarified with the firefighters for students when it is appropriate to “Fall and Crawl” or “Stop, Drop, and Roll”. 
Firewoman Emma Van Buskirk, right, showed the students what firefighters look like in their gear.  She also spoke to the students through her helmet microphone so that students would not be frightened if put into a situation where they need to listen to a firefighter's instructions. 

Fireman Justin Schengbier presented a twenty-minute “Be Cool About Fire Safety” video with narration by “Seymour Smoke Detector”.  Students were then brought outside to see the fire trucks and learn about the various tools the firefighters use. 

All of the students were then given the opportunity to climb into a fire truck,  sit on the seat, look around, and then were helped out of the truck by fireman Jerry Kimbler, left.

This afternoon, the Beaufort/Leslie Fire Protection District will be giving the same presentation at Spring Bluff Elementary School, including a fire drill.  There will also be a presentation tomorrow at Oktoberfest at the Evergreen Church, south of Beaufort.

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Beaufort Elem. Fire Prevention Week

Beaufort/Leslie Fire Department event volunteers: 
Jerry Kimbler, Terry Feth, Scott Diez, Travis Suerig, Justin Schengbier, Emma Van Buskirk, Christopher Diez, and Paul Feth