Where did our summer go? We still have some left, but come August 16th, it's back to school. There are still some hot days left, so be sure to keep everyone hydrated by drinking lots of water. I want to thank Heather Stuempel for inviting me to come and speak to the Summer Camp Children at Lincoln Elementary during the Wednesdays in July. We had a great time. I was watching the duty crew working with our new Aerial Truck this morning and she looks beautiful. Truck # 210 will serve our community well.
I wanted to remind everyone with school starting soon about my little friends who will be making their way to and from school. In their travels please instruct them to cross at intersections on cross walks, obey traffic lights and NO Jay Walking. Please obey the speed in school zones and respect the school buses as they make their stops.
Please instruct your children to never talk to strangers, be sure to take visible routes to and from school and consider designated safe places along the route. With schools back in session we will be making ourselves as visible as we can. We keep in close contact with school officials and they are very concerned regarding all safety rules. We always supervise fire drills and will be offering fire station tours and classroom programs as we always do.
Lastly, my plan for this fall is to promote our presentations on Home Escape Planning. The children will be doing special fire drills in the school but we always encourage these designated plans at home as well. Sit down and make a plan with your family, I want even the small children to be able to exit on their own and go to a family designated safe meeting place so when the Fire Department arrives we are assured everyone is out safely. Your Safe Meeting Place could be a tree in front or back yard, a neighbor’s porch or home, across the street or some safe place to go and STAY THERE. Make your plan and practice it so everyone knows what to do and where to go.
Until next time, stay safe make your plan and if you need help with that just send me an email at Stambushj@hotmail.com and I can help make your plan or provide information to do so.
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