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The students and staff of Florence Roche Elementary would like to thank the Groton Fire Department and the following firefighters for their visits to our school last week:

Capt. Susan Daly, Lt. James Crocker, FF/EMT Paul McBrearty, FF/EMT Mike MacGregor, FF/EMT Joseph Walter, FF/EMT David Dubey and intern Trent Dubey.

Over the course of the week each class had the opportunity to experience the SAFE House and talk with the firefighters and EMTs.

Students in grades K, 1 and 2 learned about fire safety in and around the home, including ways to prevent fires, cooking and candle safety, and how to “get low and go.”

The firefighters also talked with the children about the importance of having a family evacuation plan in case of a fire at home.

Students in grades 3 and 4 learned about weather-related safety including how to prepare for and what to do in case of severe weather, including the importance of having an emergency preparedness kit at home.

In addition, students in all grades were given SAFE (Student Awareness of Fire Education) workbooks and crayons to help reinforce all of the information that they learned.

The students always enjoy the chance to engage with the firefighters and EMTs in this fun and educational setting. Such opportunities to make connections to their community and to those who serve and protect us all are so very valuable for the children.

We thank the Groton Firefighters for taking the time to share their expertise with us!

Students and staff of Florence Roche School


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