Bethlehem Elementary recognizes ‘National Fire Protection Week’


Bethlehem Elementary school is recognizing National Fire Protection week in a fun way!

Parked in the parking lot of Bethlehem Elementary School, both Wheeling and Bethlehem fire departments displayed some of their emergency trucks for students to see.

Among the vehicles were two fire trucks, an ambulance and even a smoke detector house. 

It was an effort for the elementary students not only to see the trucks up close but to learn more about fire safety and prevention. 

Bethlehem Elementary School Principal Stacy Ditez told 7News it was a captivating experience for the kids.

“The kids really idolize firemen which is a wonderful thing because firemen help our society so much in keeping everyone safe, but it’s good that they get to see them and they get to see them in their gear so they’re not afraid if an emergency does take place,” she said. 

Some students also went home with a special gift!

Every first-grade student was given a smoke detector to take with them. 

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