Monticello Fire Department teaches lifesaving lessons at Cooke

As part of fire prevention week, members of the Monticello Fire Department visited the George L. Cooke Elementary School to lead a presentation on the importance of fire safety. 

a student is "high fiving" a firefighter
Firefighters got “up close and personal” to familiarize students with how their rescuers may be dressed during an emergency.


Aside from the old standby of “stop, drop and roll,” students also learned why it’s important for families to have an emergency meeting place, when to call 911 (and when not to call 911), and what to do if they’re ever caught in a fire. The firefighters also demonstrated the different types of gear that they use to help keep the community safe. At the close of the presentations, the students had the opportunity to ask questions and chat with the firefighters.  

a student is demonstrating how to stop drop and roll
A couple of lucky students had the opportunity to show off their new “stop, drop and roll” skills in front of their classmates.
three people are posing in front of a fire truck
The fire safety gene runs strong in this family! Kindergarten teacher Jenn Somers poses with her husband, former chief Glen Somers and son, Carlson Somers.
a group of young students is posing by a fire truck
Ms. Somers’ kindergarten class checks out the firetruck.