OCFD No. 2 observes Fire Prevention Week with student safety program and open house

As winners of a fire safety poster contest, Osage City Elementary School’s talented artists were treated to a ride to school in fire trucks. They lined up this morning for photos before boarding the trucks.

 

 “Working smoke alarms save lives! Test yours every month!”

It’s Fire Prevention Week, and Osage County Fire District No. 2 has been sounding the alarm that everyone should test their smoke alarms often.

This week, the fire department has been giving demonstrations on fire safety to Osage City students, reminding everyone of this year’s fire prevention week slogan “Working smoke alarms save lives! Test yours every month!”

As part of OCFD No. 2’s fire safety awareness program, first through fifth-grade students at Osage City Elementary School were asked to draw a poster for fire prevention week. OCFD No. 2 Junior Firefighters selected the winning posters for each class.

Winners met at the fire department Friday morning and were chauffeured to school in fire trucks.

Poster winners were: First grade – Kasen Parsons, Harrison Bailey and Dana Hammarlund; second grade – Emily Whalen, Kylie Grist and Keaira Meseke; third grade – KayLee Boner, Cooper Parsons and Logan Poertner; fourth grade – Kaityn Gantenbein and Ellie Shoemaker; and fifth grade – Tyler Sage and Mila Little.

After the dropping off the winners at school, firefighters set up displays, had activities, and gave presentations on fire safety to elementary students, and preschool students at the Osage City Methodist Church.

To end the day, Osage City Lions Club donated ice cream to treat the elementary students for a job well done during fire prevention week.

OCFD No. 2 open house Sunday

OCFD No. 2 will finish Fire Prevention Week with its annual open house 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12. At the open house the fire department will offer fire truck rides, equipment displays, fire prevention handouts, food, door prizes donated by Osage City merchants, and free smoke detector batteries. A helicopter ambulance landing is scheduled for around noon. Everyone is invited.

Information thanks to Scott Brenner, OCFD No. 2 assistant fire chief.

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One Response to OCFD No. 2 observes Fire Prevention Week with student safety program and open house

  1. OsageWayne says:

    While putting this story together, I stopped to go check our smoke alarms. They worked! Go check yours when you think about it. You need working smoke alarms to give you time to get out.

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