October is National Fire Prevention Month so the Brentwood Fire & Rescue Department took the opportunity to educate a number of school age children. Each classroom learned vital information to know what to do in case of an emergency. Smoke detectors, calling 911, stop drop & roll, safe meeting places, and the phrase “get out and stay out” were among the lessons taught by Brentwood Firefighters. Along with the important fire safety information, students were given the opportunity to learn about the gear, equipment, and fire trucks utilized by the department. Along with teaching in schools, Brentwood Fire & Rescue held Public Safety Day on Saturday, Oct 12 in the Kroger Shopping Center parking lot. Activities included apparatus displays, car seat installations, fire safety information, vehicle extrication demonstration, fire sprinkler protection demonstration, and various activities for kids. The goal behind public safety month is to make kids and adults aware of the dangers associated with fire and things they can do to protect themselves and their homes.
Lt. Jeff Pender teaches a Kindergarten class at Lipscomb Elementary
A Kindergarten class from Lipscomb Elementary stands in front of Engine 2
Engineer Chris Mosely and Lt. Robert Ivey explain the turnout gear worn by the Brentwood Fire & Rescue Department. A teacher is used to demonstrate the gear to show the students they don’t need to be scared of firefighters. This is done by using a familiar face.
Firefighter Josh Smith, Lieutenants Cody Johnson and Jim Roman extinguish the fire from the live Fire Sprinkler Demonstration. This demonstration was designed to show the effectiveness of home fire sprinkler systems.
Lieutenant Jim Roman and Lieutenant Cody Johnson work to remove the roof of this car during the vehicle extrication demonstration.
Lieutenant Cody Johnson helps a Jr. Firefighter spray water to put out the fire on a kids fire prop.