Last week, in support of National Fire Prevention Week, LAN Associates gave a presentation on fire safety and prevention to dozens of second-grade students at J. Garfield Jackson Sr Academy. Mayor Lester E. Taylor III of East Orange was on hand at the event with the city’s fire department and local architecture. The event was a part of a larger campaign Mr. Taylor has undertaken to cultivate public-private partnerships to support educational efforts.
“I am thankful that East Orange has been able to partner with LAN Associates to provide this extremely important fire prevention and preparedness program to our youngest students,” said Mr. Taylor III. “Our goal is for these children to take these life-saving lessons home and share them with their families.”
At the event, safety repercussions were discussed. Mr. Taylor III praised the East Orange Fire Department for their year-long community efforts. He also spoke on a recent grant from the Red Cross that allowed the city to hire 22 firefighters.
Children learned about smoke alarm safety and other safety tips like stop, drop, and roll, what to do in the event of a fire, and proper usage of smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. The presentation culminated with a demonstration of how the fire department responds to a 911 call and the 80 lbs. of equipment they wear, prompting questions from the students.
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