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JPS Pupils Learn About Fire Safety

Jamestown Public Schools children at the Jamestown Fire Department Station No. 1 learning about fire safety. Submitted photo

Jamestown Public Schools UPK-3 and UPK-4 classes, located at A Children’s Place, spent the month of October learning about safety.

The classrooms invited community helpers to come share firsthand what important jobs they have. Officer Rich Telford of the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office volunteered his time to teach preschoolers about calling 911, what a police officer does to protect the community and that anyone in a uniform is a friend who is ready to help. Telford spent his time teaching the children of his valuable role while making them laugh along the way.

The UPK classes also visited the Jamestown Fire Department Station No. 1. The firefighters welcomed the children with open arms to tour their facility. The students were amazed as they were shown various gear, tools and watched one of the firefighters slide down the pole.

These community helpers allowed the preschoolers to walk through an ambulance and educated them on how to “Stop, Drop and Roll” along with the importance of having fire alarms in their homes. They gifted the children with fire hats, coloring books as well as stickers.

Lastly, in lieu of this month’s theme of safety, the preschoolers had the opportunity to trick or treat around the block while learning the “do’s and don’ts” for Halloween safety. The schools thanked Key Bank,

The Community Foundation, Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce, The Lucy Museum and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church for participating in the event.

Jamestown Community Learning Council’s Parents as Teachers program has collaborated with director Sara Zampogna and teachers Jen Polletto and Mark Bush to make learning impactful and exciting.

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