Fire Prevention at Increase Miller Elementary School
 
By Lieutenant of Rescue Raymond Baker Jr.
October 11, 2017
 

 
Units: GBFD- Car 2141, Car 2143, Engine 138, Engine 139, Tanker 1
 
THE ABC’s OF FIRE SAFETY… The classrooms were fire rescue and tanker trucks and the lesson of the day was fire safety for students at Increase Miller Elementary School when members of the Golden’s Bridge Fire Department recently spent an entire day at the school providing interactive demonstrations and presentations as part of National Fire Prevention Week. Second grade students (l.-r.) Mykel Papa, Keely Tucker, Anthony Papa and Owen Gardner, and their teacher Ms. Lisa Alvord, were delighted to learn that inside all of that turnout gear and self-contained breathing apparatus (which weighs about 100 pounds!) was Golden’s Bridge Firefighter Doug Orlovitz, a product of the Katonah-Lewisboro school system who attended IMES. Orlovitz provided several important safety tips to the students, such as having more than one escape route and staying low to the ground – “crawling to safety if you have to” – in the event of a fire in their house.
THE ABC’s OF FIRE SAFETY… The classrooms were fire rescue and tanker trucks and the lesson of the day was fire safety for students at Increase Miller Elementary School when members of the Golden’s Bridge Fire Department recently spent an entire day at the school providing interactive demonstrations and presentations as part of National Fire Prevention Week. Second grade students (l.-r.) Mykel Papa, Keely Tucker, Anthony Papa and Owen Gardner, and their teacher Ms. Lisa Alvord, were delighted to learn that inside all of that turnout gear and self-contained breathing apparatus (which weighs about 100 pounds!) was Golden’s Bridge Firefighter Doug Orlovitz, a product of the Katonah-Lewisboro school system who attended IMES. Orlovitz provided several important safety tips to the students, such as having more than one escape route and staying low to the ground – “crawling to safety if you have to” – in the event of a fire in their house.
A LESSON IN FIRE SAFETY… Students at Increase Miller Elementary School took a break from reading, writing and arithmetic – and their classrooms became fire trucks when members of the Golden’s Bridge Fire Department recently spent an entire day at the school providing interactive demonstrations and presentations as part of National Fire Prevention Week. Second grade students (l.-r.) David Corrales, Chase Carvajal, Rashelle Damian Delacruz and Hannah Jeon, and their teacher Ms. Trisha Patwell (far r.), learned some important lessons in fire safety from Golden’s Bridge Fire Department 2nd Assistant Chief Walter Hughes (2nd l.) and Firefighter Doug Orlovitz (far l.). Both products of IMES and the Katonah-Lewisboro school system, Hughes and Orlovitz encouraged students to discuss multiple escape routes and a designated meeting place a safe distance outside their house in the event of a fire.
A LESSON IN FIRE SAFETY… Students at Increase Miller Elementary School took a break from reading, writing and arithmetic – and their classrooms became fire trucks when members of the Golden’s Bridge Fire Department recently spent an entire day at the school providing interactive demonstrations and presentations as part of National Fire Prevention Week. Second grade students (l.-r.) David Corrales, Chase Carvajal, Rashelle Damian Delacruz and Hannah Jeon, and their teacher Ms. Trisha Patwell (far r.), learned some important lessons in fire safety from Golden’s Bridge Fire Department 2nd Assistant Chief Walter Hughes (2nd l.) and Firefighter Doug Orlovitz (far l.). Both products of IMES and the Katonah-Lewisboro school system, Hughes and Orlovitz encouraged students to discuss multiple escape routes and a designated meeting place a safe distance outside their house in the event of a fire.
 
GOLDEN RULES OF FIRE SAFETY … Increase Miller Elementary School second-grade students (l.-r.) John Klein, Wesley Cotrone, Sophie Byrne and Cailin Grskovic learned the golden rules of fire safety from Ray Baker, Jr., Rescue Lieutenant of the Golden’s Bridge Fire Department, when he and other members of the Department recently spent an entire day at the school providing interactive demonstrations and presentations as part of National Fire Prevention Week. Students were rewarded for their attentiveness and participation in this important exercise, as the members of the Department provided each with a drawstring backpack filled with fire safety and prevention reminders, including an activity book, ruler, pencil, shiny red fire hat and other items.
GOLDEN RULES OF FIRE SAFETY … Increase Miller Elementary School second-grade students (l.-r.) John Klein, Wesley Cotrone, Sophie Byrne and Cailin Grskovic learned the golden rules of fire safety from Ray Baker, Jr., Rescue Lieutenant of the Golden’s Bridge Fire Department, when he and other members of the Department recently spent an entire day at the school providing interactive demonstrations and presentations as part of National Fire Prevention Week. Students were rewarded for their attentiveness and participation in this important exercise, as the members of the Department provided each with a drawstring backpack filled with fire safety and prevention reminders, including an activity book, ruler, pencil, shiny red fire hat and other items.
MEMBERS OF GBFD TURN OUT FOR IMES ANNUAL EVENT … A group of members of the Golden’s Bridge Fire Department volunteered their time at the Department’s annual Fire Prevention and Safety Day at Increases Miller Elementary School on Oct. 11 as part of National Fire Prevention Week. GBFD members visit the school annually to provide an important lesson in fire safety – providing a number of interactive demonstrations and presentations. Firefighters encouraged students to talk to their parents about an escape plan in the event of a fire at their house. Among other advice, they also advised the youngsters – that in the event they are trapped inside a room – to stand by a window and shout as loudly as they can to attract the attention of arriving firefighters. Those GBFD members on hand at this year’s annual event at the school included (l.-r.) Firefighter Doug Orlovitz, Rescue Lt. Ray Baker, Jr., Department President Ned Canora, Firefighter Gregory Ferrigno, 2nd Assistant Fire Chief Walter Hughes, Fire Engineer John Nevins, Chief Al Melillo and Fire Commissioner Joe Simoncini. A little GBFD and IMES trivia: Orlovitz (the most recent), Canora, Ferrigno, Hughes, Melillo and Simoncini (he was among the school’s first graduating class) all attended IMES.
MEMBERS OF GBFD TURN OUT FOR IMES ANNUAL EVENT … A group of members of the Golden’s Bridge Fire Department volunteered their time at the Department’s annual Fire Prevention and Safety Day at Increases Miller Elementary School on Oct. 11 as part of National Fire Prevention Week. GBFD members visit the school annually to provide an important lesson in fire safety – providing a number of interactive demonstrations and presentations. Firefighters encouraged students to talk to their parents about an escape plan in the event of a fire at their house. Among other advice, they also advised the youngsters – that in the event they are trapped inside a room – to stand by a window and shout as loudly as they can to attract the attention of arriving firefighters. Those GBFD members on hand at this year’s annual event at the school included (l.-r.) Firefighter Doug Orlovitz, Rescue Lt. Ray Baker, Jr., Department President Ned Canora, Firefighter Gregory Ferrigno, 2nd Assistant Fire Chief Walter Hughes, Fire Engineer John Nevins, Chief Al Melillo and Fire Commissioner Joe Simoncini. A little GBFD and IMES trivia: Orlovitz (the most recent), Canora, Ferrigno, Hughes, Melillo and Simoncini (he was among the school’s first graduating class) all attended IMES.