Blog module icon

Newport News Now

N3 Blog header

Newport News Now is a daily e-newsletter that launched in March 2016. Articles that ran in our newsletter between March 2016 and March 2018 are available on these pages. Newsletters produced beginning in April 2018 can be viewed on our new daily newsletter page.

View All Posts

May 05

Fire Education for our Smallest Citizens

Posted on May 5, 2016 at 8:22 AM by Communications Department

The Fire Education Office is currently conducting our annual safety safe_house_SCand fire education (S.A.F.E.) House program at Newport News City Park now through mid-May. This is a partnership with Newport News Public schools to educate our smallest citizens in fire and life safety skills. Students are taught to identify and recognize a smoke detector and the sound that it makes. They learn firsthand through the use of theatrical smoke how to “Stay Low and Go” to crawl as they escape from a burning house and establish a designated meeting place outside.

The students also learn what to do if their clothes catch fire in the “Stop, Drop and Roll” training lesson that is covered in the course. These lessons help educate and train thousands of students in our Newport News Public schools system. It gives them an outstanding foundation in remaining healthy and safe throughout their entire lives.