2017-11-08 / News from our Schools

Fire safety at KES


Kingfield Elementary School pre-K students are fire safety-savvy! Each student in pre-K and kindergarten was presented with a smoke alarm, thanks to the fundraising efforts of Kingfield Fire Department Junior Firefighter Brooklyn Brown. (Submitted photo) Kingfield Elementary School pre-K students are fire safety-savvy! Each student in pre-K and kindergarten was presented with a smoke alarm, thanks to the fundraising efforts of Kingfield Fire Department Junior Firefighter Brooklyn Brown. (Submitted photo) KINGFIELD — Friday, Oct. 27, members of Kingfield Fire Department arrived at Kingfield Elementary School as part of National Fire Safety Week activities. After three days of rain and indoor recess, students were ready to greet them, learn about fire safety and practice new skills.

The day started with a fire drill and building evacuation. The sun came out just as the fire trucks rolled in and students were able to showcase what they had learned in the previous drills. “We thank Deputy Chief Fred Nichols and student apprentice Nick Lobdell for putting together a wonderful half day program,” said a KES spokesperson.

Steve Yates (retired) made a return appearance, presenting to a large group assembly and then visiting pre-K to fourth grade classrooms. Many questions were asked and answered.


Steve Yates fields questions from Kingfield Elementary School second grade students. (Submitted photo) Steve Yates fields questions from Kingfield Elementary School second grade students. (Submitted photo) The Smoke House was on loan from the Chesterville Fire Department, and provided another place to practice fire safety skills.

Grades 5 to 8 joined in Muster Activities, and came away with an appreciation for what this department means to the safety of our community.

Junior Firefighter Brooklyn Brown again gave individual smoke alarms to each student in pre-K and kindergarten. “This takes a tremendous effort on her part and we are grateful. We thank each member of the department for giving personal time to our school. It was a wonderful day for students,” said the spokesperson.

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