BFD Volunteers Talk Fire Prevention at JFK

The department's open house is scheduled to run from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

A lively lesson from members of the Brewster Fire Department (BFD) kept students at John F Kennedy Elementary School engaged and excited Wednesday.

About 15 BFD volunteers pitched in for the assembly, which was held in recognition of Fire Prevention Week [check out the video above to see the action]. Here are some of the topics they addressed:

  • Calling 911
  • Checking batteries in smoke detectors (ideally, this should happen twice a year)
  • Crawling vs. running
  • Dangers of hiding during a fire
  • Establishing a meeting place
  • Knowing multiple exits from a home
  • Remaining outside the structure (and not reentering for belongings or pets)
  • Regular drills
  • Smoke detectors, which should be in every bedroom
  • Stop, drop and roll

Members will cover many of those issues during the department's open house Sunday, which is scheduled to run from noon to 4 p.m. It's set to include a dive tank, a live burn demonstration, police K-9 units, a safe child ID station and more. Officials from the State Police and the Putnam County Sheriff's Office are slated to attend.


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