Get Low and Go

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Students in the third and fourth grade at Parkway Elementary School received an authentic lesson on fire prevention and safety when members of the Wantagh Fire Department visited them on Sept. 16 to discuss and demonstrate how to properly evacuate a burning home.

Assembled in the all-purpose room and library, teachers, students K-5 and faculty learned fire safety tips and how to create an escape route and meeting location with family members, as well as how to assist firefighters when they arrive to the scene.

The students participated in a safe, simulated house fire evacuation through the department’s smokehouse. As the room filled with false smoke, the students got low and crawled to the door, testing the temperature with the back of their hand. Unable to exit there, they crawled to the window, calling out for help as they escaped through it.