Students were visited by Officer Frazier from the Philadelphia Fire Department for an important presentation about fire safety. They learned seven steps to survive a fire. The new quick phrase for action when in danger of fire is “stop, drop and rock” rather than “roll.” Rocking actually helps put out the fire by reducing the availability of oxygen.
St. Raymond Staff members volunteered to show students all of the equipment fire-fighters must wear to protect themselves as they saves of others.
Students had great questions for Officer Frazier:
Gianni 3rd grade: What happens it there is a fire in your room and you can’t break the window?
Officer Frazier: Stay low and firefighters come to the window with a ladder
Kevin 3rd grade: Since the equipment is heavy, the fire makes it hotter, wouldn’t the fire-fighter pass out?
Officer Frazier: Firefighters exercise and practice in their equipment all day to get comfortable wearing it. Breathing apparatus holds 45 minutes of worth of air. When the light goes on that means that they have only five minutes until they run out of air.
St. Raymond School is grateful to Office Frazier, the Philadelphia Fire Department, and all of the First Responders for helping to keep our city safe!