Fire safety stressed to Ashcroft students

Ashcroft Fire Chief Brian Henderson makes his annual visit to Ashcroft Elementary School for Fire Prevention Week.

Ashcroft Fire Chief Brian Henderson with (top) Riley King and (above) Austin Rampone.

Ashcroft Fire Chief Brian Henderson with (top) Riley King and (above) Austin Rampone.

Riley King and Austin Rampone were the lucky students chosen as Ashcroft Fire Chiefs for the day last week.

Chief Brian Henderson and Lt. Meghan Henderson spoke to the primary students about Fire Safety as part of Fire Prevention Week.

The children were shown videos and engaged in discussions about safety and the importance of not playing with fire.

They were instructed about the importance of having smoke alarms in the home, and how their families should  make a plan to have two ways out of every room in the home.

Riley and Austin were each presented with a Honorary Fire Chief for a day certificate, and a smoke alarm for their rooms. After a tour of the fire hall, they each received an Ashcroft Fire Rescue cap. At the end of the day both were driven home in the fire engine.

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