TPFD at GGM! 👨🚒 Tuxedo Park Fire Dept. Co. 1 member Richard Rattazzi swung by George Grant Mason Elementary this morning, in a fire engine of course, for a lesson on fire safety. 🚒
🚨Our youngest learners couldn’t wait to head outside to check the truck out, but first they needed to get a briefing. The FDNY veteran shared with students several fire prevention tips and explained what to do in case of a real emergency. Mom and dad, get ready to hear from your budding safety experts, because the whole family has a role to play when it comes to being prepared.
🔥Tip: Know your address in case you need to dial 911.
🔥Tip: Plan an escape route out of your home.
🔥Tip: Sleep with your door closed to keep a fire out.
🔥Tip: Close the door behind you if there is a fire or smoke in your room.
🔥Tip: Make sure your home has two extinguishers. One in the kitchen and one near the boiler or furnace.
⏰ And finally, don’t forget we “fall back” and change our clocks this weekend, the perfect time to replace the batteries in your smoke and CO2 detectors.
👨🚒 Rattazzi then stepped into his uniform and led everyone outside to tour the fire truck! With the truck’s ladder stretched out to the roof of GGM, students lined up to learn about the many compartments in the truck and examine the apparatus that lay inside. Tuxedo’s youngest citizens are strong, but they needed a little extra muscle to lift the large fire extinguisher (which, contains water not foam or powder). Already garbed in his heavy fire gear and bathed in sunlight, Rattazzi added one more layer as everyone looked on; his oxygen tanks and mask. Ratazzi said he wanted the children to see what a male or female fire fighter looks like in full gear, so they wouldn’t be scared in case of a real emergency.
🚒 And what tour of a fire truck is complete without going inside?! With a little help from Ratazzi and faculty, students got to take a seat in the company’s newest truck and imagine what it is like to rush to the scene of an emergency. Thank you, Tuxedo Park Fire Dept. Co. #1 and Mr. Rattazzi!