Making fire safety fun

Photo by Gabriel Goodwin
Riverview Police Officer Robert Bemis gives students the chance to use an police issue expandable baton when the Riverview Co-Op Preschool visited the station Wednesday. The group of students got the chance to be fingerprinted during their behind-the-scenes look at the department operations. They also saw where the dispatcher receives emergency calls and the holding cells, where suspects are taken after being arrested. The students were on a field trip to learn about fire safety. Firefighters taught the students about stop, drop and roll techniques and the importance of staying low when a building is on fire. Teachers said the students saw a firefighter in full fire-fighting gear so they won’t ever be scared of them. They were given a chance to climb into a fire engine and engage the lights and sirens. Firefighters also showed them how to use a fire hose.