Central Hickory Fire Rescue started a new fire prevention program to go along with the current, “Fire won’t wait, plan your escape” campaign. Central Fire sent home a blank fire prevention plan with all the students. The goal was to have them returned and signed by a parent that the student drew a home escape plan and practiced it. The classes with the most returned plans were rewarded. Central Fire bought and ate pizza with those classes and students.
At Hermitage School, the preschool class had the highest return at 95%. Wheatland School had a three-way tie with the second, third, and fourth-grade classes returning 85% complete. The program in our eyes was very successful in getting the kids and parents involved and hopefully, lives will be saved if the plan needs to go into effect. We look forward to doing this again next year with all the kids!