PLYMOUTH - National Fire Prevention Week kicked off on Sunday, Oct. 8, and local children from preschool through grade eight will be learning how to handle fire-related emergency situations.
The safety program teaches children the life-saving skills to encourage a fire-safe community, according to Captain Tony Orsini, health and safety officer with the Terryville Fire Department.
Firefighters will visit the town’s two elementary schools, as well as the local day-care facilities, to teach the children strategies ranging from Stop, Drop, and Roll to the proper use of 911 to planning and conducting home fire drills.
The department’s fire prevention/safety program also includes:
The annual community fire drill Operation EDITH (Exit Drills In The Home) is planned for Thursday, Oct. 12, starting at 7 p.m.
For more information, contact Orsini at 860-589-6684 or Firefighter Peter Carpenter at 860-283-7289.