The Rock Port Fire Department ended the PK-3rd graders fire prevention presentation on October 12, with a ride on the fire truck “Old Mack”.

Fireman W.C. Farmer led the presentation at RPE on October 12, 2017, during National Fire Prevention Week, October 8-14.

Each year during the month of October members of the Rock Port Volunteer Fire Department put on two assemblies, one for the PK-3rd and one for the 4th – 6th graders at Rock Port Elementary.  The program was held on Thursday, October 12 right in the middle of National Fire Prevention Week, October 8-14, 2017.
The presentation was started by W. C. Farmer as he talked about the importance of checking smoke detector batteries in the home, talking to your parents about practicing 2 escape routes from your home and what to do once outside the house. The students also learned which number to call in the event an emergency and what to tell the operator when they answer (learn your address).
The Missouri Department of Conservation was well represented with both the District Supervisor Eric Abbott and Atchison County field agent Chad Gray.  They both talked about camp/bonfire safety, both starting  and how to put out a camping fire  properly.
The RPE teachers received fire hydrant shaped water bottles as a thank you from the Rock Port Fire Department.  Firefighter Steve Shineman said all the classroom  education on during Fire Prevention Week is absolutely appreciated in the campaign to prevent fires.
Following their assembly the PK-3rd graders took a ride on “Old Mack” the fire truck.
The 4th – 6th graders watched a video on fire prevention and then were taken outside where they were able to see the inner workings of one of the six trucks that Rock Port has in its fleet.