Students Welcome Local Firefighters

The district kicked off National Fire Prevention Week by welcoming firemen from the local fire department to the Memorial Grade School on Oct. 5.
During an interactive assembly in the grade school gym to open the presentation, the students learned various facts relating to fire prevention and safety. Later in the program, students were shown how to properly ‘stop, drop and roll’ during a home fire. The brave Babylon firefighters also discussed the importance of smoke detectors in the home and how to dial 911 in case of emergency.  
According to, the theme of this year’s National Fire Prevention Week is “Have Two Ways Out!” to focus on the importance of fire escape planning and practice. With that theme in mind, the firefighters showed the students how to plan a home escape route to get out quickly if a smoke alarm sounds, and to have a backup plan if the first escape route is blocked by smoke or flames.
“Thank you to the firemen from Babylon Fire Department for taking the time out to visit our school,” Memorial Grade School Principal Dr. Randee Bonagura said. “It was a wonderful way to get National Fire Prevention Week off on the right foot. Our students gained a new perspective on fire safety and prevention.”
National Fire Prevention Week officially runs until Oct. 13.