Learning Tree’s Fire Safety Fun!

By: Kaycie Kile
WPJ Reporter

Wednesday, February 15th, The Learning Tree (a local after-school program) had a few special guests courtesy of the Winnfield Fire Department! Firefighters Benjamin Murphy, Matthew Harrel, and Jimmy Henson took time out of their afternoons to engage with Learning Tree’s students and shake up their usual routine with two big red trucks and plenty of fire safety fun!

All students had the opportunity to participate in over an hour’s worth of demonstrations, a closer look at the insides and functions of the trucks, a creative (and that’s putting it mildly) Q&A over procedure and safety, and last but not least, the chance at yanking the rope to the firetruck’s horn and hearing that loud and satisfying bellow! As you can see from the photos featured below, they had one tickled group on their hands!

Special thank you to the officer and Assistant Chief Cassidy Martin for providing police escort and ensuring the road remained safely blocked during the demonstrations.

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