Lieutenant Halsell of the Detroit Fire Department visited Mann to talk about the importance of fire safety. With the winter months quickly approaching coupled with growing independence at home, Lt. Halsell presented tips and stories to teach students how to safely heat their homes and rooms and how to cook and use the kitchen safely. Students also learned what to do and how to respond in an emergency should they experience at fire at home. The presentation ended with 5th grade student Saniyah M helping Lt. Halsell show how firefighters get dressed and what their gear does during a fire.
Tips from Lt. Halsell included keeping areas clear where electronics are plugged in, never leaving the kitchen while cooking and practicing an escape plan with their families at home, both for standalone homes and apartments. We appreciate and thank Lt. Halsell and the DFD for helping our students prevent fires while also planning and being prepared in case of emergency,