When the smoke alarm goes off and the smoke starts filling the room, would you know how to escape a fire?
Buckeye North Elementary students do thanks to a hands on lesson from the Brilliant Fire Department.
This week, 336 Buckeye North Elementary students will get a hands on lesson in fire safety and prevention.
It’s something the Brilliant Fire Department has been doing for the past 15 years with the neighboring elementary school.
“We want to keep fires from getting started being in all reality that somebody in every group will experience a fire in their home,” Brilliant Fire Chief Don Hutchison.
5th graders began their lesson by watching a video. After that, students were taken through a fire safety house which simulates smoke inside of a house. Students were forced to come up with an escape route and climb out of a window.
“I learned how to be safe and to get out of a fire,” said fifth grader, Kylie Noble.
“We learned how to be safe and how to not get hurt in a fire,” said fifth grade student, Haley Lingsdorf.
The kids were also shown the fire equipment and fire trucks as well as their gear so they’re not afraid if a firefighter were to enter their home.
In the end, Students left knowing that they will now be ready to act accordingly in case of a fire.
“I think I will be prepared for a fire,” said student, Aleshia White.