Selma agencies team up for fire education

The Fresno BeeApril 10, 2014 

Selma Fire Department, Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation and the city of Selma are partnering to bring the Firefighters in Safety Education (FISE) program to Selma schools with the goal to educate 3,000 students on fire and burn prevention messages.

The program was established with a $19,000 grant from Selma Health Care District in 2013. Through the program, firefighters from Selma Fire Department will give presentations to elementary schools in Selma Unified School District.

The presentations will focus on messages like "stop, drop and roll," Cool-A-Burn, crawl low and go in smoke, the importance of smoke alarms, "Toys vs. Tools" and how to dial 911. Students will take short quizzes to assess their fire-safety knowledge.

This is the first effort in Selma to have a standard and sustained fire education program.

The reporter can be reached at (559) 441-6679 or bvaccari@fresnobee.com.

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