Westwood Elementary Gets A Visit From The Abbeville Fire Department

posted Nov 26, 2013, 10:03 AM by Acsd Webmgr   [ updated Nov 26, 2013, 10:17 AM ]
In honor of October’s Fire Prevention Month program, the Abbeville Fire Department came to Westwood Elementary for a demonstration.  Chief Neal Dickenson, Lt. Ben Loughner, Fire Fighter Blake Shultz, and Safety Officer William “Smitty” Smith discussed fire safety procedures with the students.  Fire Fighter Blake Shultz demonstrated how an actual fire fighter would look and sound if he were to enter a burning house on a rescue.  Lt. Ben Loughner demonstrated the power of the water as it shoots out of the deck gun on the pumper truck.  The students learned the importance of how to call 911 in an emergency, not to be afraid of a fireman when he comes to rescue, the importance of a having a meeting place outside the home in case of an emergency, and how to stop, drop, and roll if clothes catch on fire.  We want to say Thank You for Chief Dickenson’s visit and Thank You to all community helpers and emergency response teams who make our lives safer!

Photo 1:  The third graders listen as Chief Neal Dickenson discusses fire safety.


Photo 2:  Fire Fighter Blake Shultz demonstrates how an actual fire fighter would look and sound when entering a home during a fire emergency.


Photo 3:  Honorary fire fighter Jahqez Campbell stands with Lt. Ben Loghner and Fire Fighter Blake Shultz.


Photo 4:  Lt. Ben Loughner demonstrated the power of the water as it shoots out of the deck gun on the pumper truck.