Lakewood, WA — Every October, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) releases a new theme for Fire Prevention Week. This year, the theme was “Prevent Home Fires” and was recognized October 5-11th.
The Lakewood Fire Department promoted the theme by performing a skit at seven elementary schools in Lakewood and one in DuPont. The skit was about Sparky the Fire Dog and his superhero friend, Captain Prevention. Sparky’s doghouse showed various fire hazards and with Captain Prevention’s help, learned to be fire safe. While the skit was entertaining, students learned the importance of fire safety. The students were then taught a fire safety rap that they sang with the firefighters. Thank you to all the schools that invited us to join them. We appreciate your support!
In addition to the assembly, Lakewood Fire also held a contest for all of the elementary school students in Lakewood and DuPont. Students were asked to create an escape plan and complete a fire safety checklist with their family. Once completed, they were eligible to turn in an entry form to win various prizes. Classes with 100 percent participation were eligible to win a pizza party with the firefighters. All other entries were entered into a drawing to win a ride to school on the fire engine.
Lakewood Fire will be giving two students from every school that participated rides to school in the fire engine. Pizza parties were awarded to ten classrooms from Idewild, Southgate, Custer, Lake Louise, Chloe Clark, St. Frances Cabrini, Park Lodge and Tyee Park Elementary schools.
Congratulations to all of our winners and thank you to all who participated!Print This Post