Firehouse visit

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Wearing handmade fire hats, kindergarten students from Reinhard walked down the block to the local firehouse, Engine 2, to discuss fire safety and prevention with former chief Thomas Stoerger and firefighter Jordan Leibner. During their field trip, they learned about how to call the fire department, the importance of knowing their address and phone number, safety in the kitchen and the importance of having an escape plan. 

“It’s all about being safe around fire and during a fire,” Stoerger told the students. “Remember, firefighters are always there to help you.”

Leibner put on his fire gear to reassure the students that firefighters are not scary and made them promise they would never hide from a fireman. The students also heard what a smoke detector sounds like and learned to change its batteries with the annual time changes. The highlight of the trip, however, was a chance to climb aboard the fire truck.