El Dorado Christian School students were all “a buzz” on Wednesday morning, October 6, in honor of Fire Prevention Week. El Dorado Springs Fire Chief Bob Floyd, Assistant Fire Chief Craig Carpenter, Fire Department Secretary Tom Gough, and Smokey Bear (Ron Brown) stopped by and visited with ECS students. Mr. Gough asked kindergarten through 6th grade students: if they had a meeting place at their house in case of a fire? What to do if your clothes were on fire? And, if they needed a smoke alarm; have their parents call the Fire Department! The students were excited and answered Mr. Gough’s questions with their favorite answer being Stop, Drop and Roll! Fire Chief Bob Floyd gave each student a bright red firefighter helmet, and assisted Mr. Craig Carpenter and ECS Principal, Mrs. Kelly Bryson with loading each ECS student inside the big fire truck! El Dorado Christian students were beyond thrilled to see the fire truck and meet Smoky Bear!
“The 2021 Fire Prevention Week campaign, “’Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety!’” works to educate everyone about the different sounds the smoke and carbon monoxide alarms make. Knowing what to do when an alarm sounds will keep you and your family safe. When an alarm makes noises – a beeping sound or a chirping sound – you must take action.” Quote and additional information can be found at www.nfpa.org.
Pictured, front row, l-r; Cameron Cole, Andy Purtle, Mitchum Janes, Crew Eason, Annie Dodson, Henry Heiserman, Kymber Asmus, Evelyn Hubbard, Jacob Mays, Jonny Purtle, Zoe Schweizer, Nolan McCormick, Reese Hadley, and Jack Goodyear. Back row; El Dorado Springs Fire Chief, Mr. Bob Floyd, Smoky Bear, Fire Department Secretary Mr. Tom Gough, ECS Kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Jan Bland, and ECS Principal, Mrs. Kelly Bryson.