Waco Schools and the Waco Fire Department: Partners in Education
The Waco area schools and the Waco Fire Department have worked together for years to provide important fire prevention and life safety education for the children of Waco. “Fire Prevention and Life Safety Day” has continued to evolve from the early days of “seeing what a fire engine looks like” to what is, today, an exemplary program in Fire Safety Education.
Fire Prevention and Life Safety Day Curriculum
When Fire Prevention and Life Safety Day comes to your school, it is much more than just a fire engine. There are three separate educational components designed specifically to target each grade level:
- Fire Engine- Pre-K, Kindergarten and 1st Grade
- Fire Safety House- 2nd and 3rd Grade
- Junior Fire Inspector- 4th Grade
All presentations begin at first period or after lunch, and go on simultaneously throughout the morning and/or afternoon. Teachers take their class to the assigned presentation appropriate for the level of understanding and retention of their students. The 2nd and 3rd Grades are taught the program twice for repetition. Each presentation adds to the students’ knowledge. The 4th Grade teaches the student to spot hazards in their home and help them correct the hazard.
Scheduling is a very important part of the process. All scheduling must be arranged by Fire Prevention Specialist Jeff Wilhelm at (254) 750-1740 or (254) 750-1748.