What I learned today:

First Visit –

  • We reviewed STOP DROP and ROLL and talked about how matches and lighters are tools for grown-ups.
  • We learned about calling for help in an emergency.
  • We talked about learning the three parts of our address: our house number, street name, and the municipality—Mt Lebanon. This lets us get the closest helpers to come as fast as possible.
  • Some of us have apartment numbers or letters, which is a very important part of our address.
  • We talked about what happens if we touch something hot, like a cookie sheet. We get burned.
  • We learned that if we get a burn, the best way to treat it is to put it under cold water.
  • We learned how to tell which side of the sink has cold water. We learned that the cold water sometimes has a blue mark on the faucet or the word cold. We also learned that cold water is always on the right!
  • We then got a “pretend burn” and practiced cooling it under cold water at the sink.
  • If we don’t know it already, our homework is to learn all three parts of our addresses!

Second Visit –

  • We reviewed STOP, DROP and ROLL and Cooling a Burn.
  • We then talked about signs, like stop signs, pedestrian crossing signs and yield signs. These signs help keep us safe.
  • We talked about firefighter’s favorite sign, the EXIT sign.
    The EXIT sign is our favorite because it helps people get out of unfamiliar buildings like shopping malls, airports and hospitals.
  • We learned that when we hear a fire alarm we need to find the nearest EXIT sign to point the way out.
  • We learned that just like in big buildings we have something in our home that tells us to find the way out and fast.  The SMOKE DETECTOR! Learn more about smoke alarms
  • We learned that fires make lots of toxic, dangerous smoke that we can’t breathe.
  • We learned the best way to get out of a fire is to CRAWL LOW UNDER THE SMOKE and towards the exit.
  • We practiced crawling low under smoke.
  • We learned that WHEN WE ARE OUT WE STAY OUT.

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