Firefighter Brian visits preschoolers at Day Nursery Federal Building

 In In Our Classrooms

Firefighter showing children his gearFirefighter Brian Booth (aka preschool 1 teacher Ms Kesha‘s husband) from the Indianapolis Airport Fire Department visited our Preschool classes today at the Day Nursery Federal Building downtown.  He came in regular clothes, and then put on his equipment one piece at a time, so the children saw that firefighters aren’t someone to be afraid of.  He explained what each piece does, and talked about things they aren’t supposed to play with–like lighters and matches.  Since he couldn’t bring the fire trucks to the Federal building, he did bring pictures of his trucks instead.  The children’s favorite part was when they got to try on Firefighter Brian’s equipment! Center Director Sarah Parks said Brian’s visit prompted a lot of good conversation among the students: Firefighter Brian asked what should you do if your clothes catch on fire?  One Pre-K student raised his hand, and when Brian called on him he said “Panic!!”  So that led to the discussion that you don’t need to panic, you need to stop, drop, and roll.  After Brian’s explanation, another Pre-K student says—“So you’re saying we shouldn’t panic?  But roll around on the ground instead?”  

Firefighter Brian Booth


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