A visit from Assistant Fire Chief David Grubbs on Tuesday, July 9, brought education and fun to children attending summer camp with the Daleville Parks and Recreation Department.
Grubbs spoke with the children about the actions to take in case of a fire, stating each child should know his or her family’s fire escape plan.
According to the National Fire Protection Association’s website, families are encouraged to develop a fire escape plan by walking through the home to find “all possible exits or escape routes.”
Once an escape plan has been created, Grubbs told the children they should also set their outside meeting place with their family.
“You need to have a designated spot where you’re going to meet,” he said.
He also spoke with the children about what to do if they are unable to escape their house in case of a fire, telling them to close their door to slow down the spread of smoke and stay low.
He showed the children some of the gear worn by firefighters when they work, telling children firefighters may look scary when wearing gear, but they are only there to help.
While visiting summer camp, Grubbs also showed the children the different parts of the firetruck, where gear is stored and how some parts of the truck work.
At the end of his visit, he offered the children a fun way to cool down in the summer heat by showering them with water from the truck.