Colleton County Fire-Rescue


October-2019 / Fire Prevention – All shifts

The month long Fire Prevention Education Program is winding down as Firefighter-Paramedics visit all of the County schools in an effort to educate the students on Fire Safety. The County Fire Marshal’s Office conducts the classes throughout the county. Due to the large number of schools and students, the effort lasts the entire month. The preschoolers learned many safety skills including how to Stop, Drop and Roll if their clothes were to catch on fire and about the importance of smoke detectors and exit drills in the home. Younger children interacted with Patches, Fire-Rescue’s Robotic Dalmatian and they tour a Fire Engine and Ambulance. Older children view a skit while third graders go through the Fire Safety house to review what they have learned over the past six years.  The Fire Prevention activities are taught during the month of October to coincide with National Fire Prevention Week which began on 07-October. The educational materials are tiered to different age groups and builds on the information the children learned in the previous year. The program begins with K3 and is taught through the third grade. The program is led by Battalion Chief Richard Sheffield and Captain Michael Banks. Different stations participate when the class is taught at a school in their response area.