Bellevue Students Learn About Emergency Preparedness

     Published on 11/13/18   Tagged under:    District News    Bellevue Elementary School   

This is a photo of 7 students wearing plastic fire hats standing in front of a row of lockers.Bellevue first graders learned about what to do in the event of an emergency, thanks to special visits from police officer Deputy Robin Cox and Deputy Fire Chief Elton Davis.
 
“Cops keep people safe,” one student explained.
 
“If someone runs a stop sign, you can give them a ticket, right?” another asked Deputy Cox.
 
As part of an ongoing lesson about police officers and safety, the students learned about what officers do, how they keep people safe, the items on a police belt and more.
 
Down the hall, Deputy Chief Davis read a book about fire safety to another group of students. He discussed what firefighters do and the tools they need to do their jobs, as well as how to prevent fires and what to do if there is one.

“We learned how firefighters help the community,” Kemroy Osorio-Pizarro explained. “And we learned to stop, drop and roll if there’s a fire to help keep us safe.”
 
Teacher Nicole Gosson said the school-wide enrichment cycle focused on community helpers.
 
“For Police Officers, we wanted to focus on the idea that their job is to help keep people safe,” Ms. Gosson explained. “Students learned about different ways officers can help them to be safe, like if they are lost, and they also learned about stranger danger.”
 
Thank you to Deputy Cox and Deputy Chief Davis for taking the time to help our Bellevue scholars learn more about how to be safe, responsible citizens!