Special to the Register
Gainesville Daily Register
Children ages and 3 and 4 who are currently students in Gainesville Independent School District’s Head Start had the opportunity to meet members of the Gainesville Fire Department during a recent “Fire Safety Week” information meeting.
The firemen visited the Head Start facility and taught the children how to call for help, what to do in case a fire starts in a house and what it is like to use professional-grade fire hoses.
One key element of the visit was when the firemen emphasized to the children that they should not be afraid of a fireman in full uniform, since that person may be in a position to save lives during a fire or other emergency.
The children received safety simulation instructions — including dropping to the ground, crawling out of the house, going to a neighbor and calling 911.
The visit was one of several educational connections maintained between the school district and city public safety departments.
Representatives of Head Start extended their thanks to the firemen for their visit and lessons.