POINT PLEASANT — Preschoolers of Good Shepherd Nursery got a chance to learn about fire safety, what firefighters do and got to climb and sit in a fire truck on Monday.
Every year during Fire Safety Month, the nursery invites Station 75 to bring a fire truck and some firefighters to give the students, who are from two to six years old, a safety demonstration, according to Kate Roach, who runs the nursery.
“This year, I just felt like the visit was a little different from every other year. The students were really excited when the firefighters came. They really had their full attention,” said Ms. Roach.
She said the members of the fire department really catered to the learning experience to the young students to make sure they were learning, paying attention and engaged throughout the entire experience.
“The information they gave them was at their level and really informative. I felt like the kids learned a lot they didn’t know,” said Ms. Roach, who referenced how when the firefighters held up a smoke detector and asked the students what it was, most responded with “a circle.”
“The kids actually got all this important information that they didn’t have before because, as parents, they are so young and we think it is too early for them to learn,” said Ms. Roach.
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