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Belmont College Firefighter Program Offers Fire Prevention Tips to Local Elementary School Students


Local Fire Departments explained the importance of fire safety during Fire Prevention Week for Union Local Elementary
Pictured: Curtis Kyer, Belmont College EMS Fire Safety Program Assistant (left); Ella Pietranton, student at Union Local Elementary (center); and Belmont College student Emily Bodak from Adena (right). Kyer and Bodak, along with members of the Lafferty, Bethesda and Morristown Fire Departments, explained the importance of fire safety during Fire Prevention Week for Union Local Elementary School’s Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, and 1st grades to help spread fire safety awareness during Fire Prevention Week.

St. Clairsville, OH (October 9, 2013) – This week, October 6-12, is Fire Prevention Week and firefighters from the Firefighting program at Belmont College are going the extra mile to educate local elementary students about the basics of fire safety and prevention.

“It is important to teach children about fire safety,” said Curtis Kyer, Belmont College EMS Fire Safety Program Assistant. “By educating them about fire detectors, locating the escape exits of a house, calling 911, having a meeting place outside, and how to implement the 'Stop, Drop and Roll' technique children will know best what to do in case of a fire emergency.”

Kyer is also a full-time Lieutenant/Paramedic at the Cumberland Trail Fire Department in St. Clairsville and a volunteer at the Morristown Volunteer Fire Department.

At Belmont College the Firefighter program includes initial training in Firefighting and additional specialized training which allow students to become state certified as they move through the program.

If you are interested in the Firefighting program at Belmont College, please call 740.699.3869.

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