Clallam County Fire District No. 4 EMT Lee Evinger and Crescent School kingergarten student Aryanna Tenneson “man the hose” during a recent school fire safety training day. (Clallam Fire District No. 4)

Clallam County Fire District No. 4 EMT Lee Evinger and Crescent School kingergarten student Aryanna Tenneson “man the hose” during a recent school fire safety training day. (Clallam Fire District No. 4)

Firefighters hold training day with Crescent School kids

Students learn safety measures

PORT ANGELES — Clallam County Fire District No. 4 firefighters recently visited Crescent School in Joyce for a training day with students.

The fire district brought its fire safety training trailer to show students how to safely evacuate a building that is on fire. Students also got to work with a firefighter by spraying a fire hose and learning about equipment that is used during a fire.

“We love getting out with the kids and showing them the basics about fire safety,” said Fire Chief Greg Waters in a statement. “In addition to teaching them things like stop, drop and roll; how and when to safely call 9-1-1; getting low and crawling to get out; and how to feel the doors for heat, we also want to expose the kids to what a firefighter looks like when they are all suited up in their bunker gear so as to not be afraid should they be faced with such a situation.

“A fully equipped firefighter with their mask and SCBA [Self Contained Breathing Apparatus] on can appear a little daunting. They kind of look and sound like Darth Vader coming through the smoke.”

Superintendent David Bingham said in a statement that he was appreciative of the fire district visiting with students at the school earlier this month.

“On behalf of the Crescent School District I want to thank you CCFD4/Joyce department for their role in providing valuable safety education to the students of the Crescent School District,” Bingham said in a statement.

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Reporter Jesse Major can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 56250, or at [email protected] dailynews.com.

Clallam Fire District No. 4 EMTs Suzie Frantz and Lee Evinger watch as students high five firefighter Matthew Shreeve. (Clallam Fire District No. 4)

Clallam Fire District No. 4 EMTs Suzie Frantz and Lee Evinger watch as students high five firefighter Matthew Shreeve. (Clallam Fire District No. 4)

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