Hot News from St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School

Paul Keggington

October 07, 2011

Franciscan Sister of Christian Charity Sister Kathleen Murphy tells about a recent firefigher visit to St. Francis of Assisi School, Greenwood, MS.

Franciscan Sister Kathleen Murphy's kindergarten's class welcomed Greenwood, MS firefighters.

The “hot news” from St. Francis School in Greenwood includes a visit from the Greenwood Fire Department to the Kindergarten classroom.  The children have been learning about fire safety and fire prevention so the friendly men of the fire department came to reinforce the lessons taught. 

The firefighters demonstrated a professional “Stop, Drop and Roll”, reviewed the use of the 911 service, talked about the importance of smoke alarms and demonstrated the donning of full firefighter gear so that the children would not be afraid of the firefighters in case of a real fire.  The highlight was a walk out to the fire truck.  The students saw all the tools and gadgets and of course got to see and hear the lights and sirens in action. 

One little kindergartener was extra excited as his dad was the Captain who headed up the visiting firemen.  It would have taken a lot of power to extinguish all the enthusiasm!

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