HARVARD -- Harvard Firefighters visited Hildreth Elementary School this past Thursday to present the annual S.A.F.E. program, "Student Awareness Fire Education," to the kindergarten, first- and second-grade students.

Under the leadership of the department's S.A.F.E. Program Coordinator Firefighter Kerra Huchowski, members Lt. Greg Harrod, Firefighter Robert Curran, Firefighter Ben Wilmot, Firefighter Andrew Perry and Ret. Chief Peter Warren presented the Mass Public Fire Safety Education programs on the "Firefighter as a Community Helper," "Stop, Drop and Roll," "Smoke Alarms" and "Home Escape Plans."

Each class required student participation in practical exercises. The firefighters were impressed and pleased with the knowledge the student displayed from previous year's visits.

At the end of the classes, each student was given a goodie bag with information on carbon-dioxide detectors, escape plans, smoke detectors, bicycle helmet safety plus an activity book.

We hope all parents were told about the firefighters' visit to the school and discussed with their children calling 911, escape plans and their family meeting place.

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