Fire department visits Stadium Elementary

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Neighbors | Zack Shively.Boardman Stadum Elementary kindergarten students took turns holding the fire hose and nozzle.


Neighbors | Zack Shively.Boardman firefighter Jon Park fields students' questions about the fire truck gauges and equipment on Oct. 4 in front of Boardman Stadium Elementary.


Neighbors | Zack Shively.Jon Park showed different parts of a Boardman fire truck to kindergarten students at Boardman Stadium Elementary School. He opened up all the compartments and equipment on the side and back of the truck to the children.


Neighbors | Zack Shively.Boardman firefighters Shawn Conroy (left) and Jon Park (right) helped the kindergarten students into the fire truck.


Neighbors | Zack Shively.Tamara Socie's kindergarten class stood in front of the the fire truck after learning about the different equipment on it on Oct. 4.


Kindergartners at Boardman Stadium Elementary received a visit from the Boardman Fire Department on Oct. 4.

The fire department gave the students safety tips, as well as showed the children their fire truck. The kindergarten classes walked out to the front of the building to meet the fire department.

Kindergarten teacher Candace Fabry organized the event. Only the kindergarten classes went to meet the fire department. More than 60 kindergartners go to Stadium Elementary.

Firemen Scot Murray, Jon Park, Shawn Conroy and Bobby Patrick greeted the classes. The department began the event by showing the students the fire truck. Park opened the different compartments and explained what each piece of equipment does. He took the children to the back and both sides of the truck. The children asked Park questions about the truck after his presentation. The classes split into groups and went to different parts of the truck after Park finished taking questions. Patrick let the students carry and hold the fire hose and nozzle. Conroy and Park lifted the children into the driver’s seat and back compartment of the truck.

The fire department was the first group to come to the school as a part of Fabry’s community series, but she has plans to bring in representatives from Mill Creek MetroParks, the Green Team and Boardman Park.

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