Next, the class gets a tour of a fire truck.
Then, the tour concludes with the students squirting water through a fire hose. The Fire Department gives each student a form to take home for the purpose of talking to their parents about a home exit route, in the event of a fire.
They are asked to bring them back to school where they are entered into a contest where one student per grade receives the opportunity a have a fire truck pick them up at their home and drive them to school.
“This is so exciting for the students and the school and a great reward for them having completed an exit route with their family,” Snyder said.
In addition to the safety and education program, the fire department offers many other programs available for students and the public.
Each year, the department holds monthly CPR training; conducts Learn Not to Burn safety awareness classes for students; conducts cooking and home safety -- a middle and high school program, and many more. The department will assist the public with installation of car seats.
For a complete listing of available programs, please go to www.midwestcityok.org/fire-department-public-education or call 739.1356.