Mrs. Costigan’s MW students from the Flower Mound campus experienced an exciting visit from a Fire Truck thanks to an auction item from last year’s Diamonds and Bow Tie Gala.
Students were able to experience an amazing Fire Truck visit thanks to a Flower Mound family (Dr. and Mrs. Vickers) who won an auction item from last year’s Diamonds and Bow Tie Gala. Mrs. Cavender was able to give us a brief summary of what the students were able to learn from the trip below.
"There is one picture where you see the hoses on the side of the truck and a series of colored lights above the compartment. Did you know that the lights tell the firemen how much water they have left in their tank on the truck?? The truck carries enough water for about 4 minutes of spraying. So, the first truck on the scene knows it has about 4 minutes of water. The second truck’s job is to provide water after that point. We talk about how the firemen have to work efficiently and quickly to get their job done. They have less time than students have to complete a facts practice to coordinate and work together. Cooperation and supporting each other is important in the real world!
A fireman has 2 minutes to wake up, get dressed, and get on a firetruck if the alarm sounds while he is on duty. The students were impressed that they could do this that quickly as the students estimated firemen had an hour from alarm to getting on the truck. On your days when it is slow-going getting ready for school, remind your child that a fireman has only 2 minutes. We must persevere through those activities that we aren’t so excited about doing.
You will never see a fireman run while at an emergency. It creates panic in those watching. And, he can’t be tired when he gets into the fire or when he gets to a person who needs to be rescued. He must remain calm, have patience, and be attentive to his task all while working diligently. Another great example for the students of why these habits in which we train them are important and how they will be useful later in life.
Thank you, Dr. and Mrs. Vickers, for sharing Caroline’s experience with the class! And never pass up a chance to say thank you to first responders. They do more than save lives."