Fire Prevention Week Observed at SLES

Fireman Luke Frischkorn with 1st graders

Fireman Luke Frischkorn demonstrating fire safety

Southern Local Elementary School observed Fire Prevention Week on Oct. 5-9 with visits from local fire departments. Presentations were conducted at Wigwam Stadium to allow for social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic while students also gathered in the parking lot to view a display of safety vehicles and equipment. Preschool and third-grade classes were treated to activities from the Salineville and Franklin Township Volunteer Fire Departments on Monday, which also featured a fire hose demonstration. Highlandtown VFD officials stopped by Tuesday to speak with grades K-2 and provided educational and safety materials, plus students took part in a home escape plan contest to create a functional idea that could be implemented during an actual housefire. Commemorative pencils and videos were also shared with classes. Pictured is Highlandtown VFD firefighter Luke Frischkorn explaining thermal scanning equipment to first-graders during their program.