Students Learn About Fire Safety
WAKEFIELD – October 13, 2011
Wakefield Fire Department provided tours of the Fire
Hall and equipment to Wakefield Marenisco students as
part of Fire Safety Weeks. The Kindergarten, Pre-K,
Head Start and Great Start students were greeted by Fire
Chief Mike Yon and Wakefield Volunteer Firefighters. The
youngsters were given demonstrations of gear and
equipment and also a class on fire safety, 9-1-1 and
what to do and not do in the event of a fire.
stated that fires caused by children have declined as a
result of the educational program over the past 15
years. In addition to the demonstration, the kids
received fire hats and other handouts, including a
coloring calendar with a myriad of safety messages and
games. This year the program was sponsored by
Trans-Canada Pipeline who donated $1,500 for program.
Outside the hall the youngsters had a great time
using fire hoses, climbing into the cab of a fire truck,
activating the siren and other signaling devices. Chief
Yon gave a tour of the trucks and their equipment.
Approximately 120 students ages 3-5yrs old
participated in this year’s event.
to everyone who submitted
recipes for the Polar Bear
Hockey Cookbook. The cookbooks
are now available. The cost for
the cookbooks are $10.00 so make
sure to grab one for yourself
and maybe one or two as a gift.
They can be purchased at the Pat
O'Donnel Civic Center concession
stand or by contacting Kerry
Roehm or Micki Sorensen.