Gainesville VFD visits preschool students

Gainesville preschool students were treated to a fun fire safety lesson from Gainesville Volunteer Fire Department firefighters last week. Students pictured with Gainesville fire chief Ed Doiron are, from left: Makenzie Lane, Greyson Dabney, Brayden Wilson, Tanner Jones, Oliver Paul, Elizabeth Havens, (back) Noland Barger, Ellie May Fullilove and Aspen Walrath-Papke. Front: Dakota Bishop, Fox Paul and Amy Smart.

Another class of Gainesville preschool students is pictured with the fire engine they toured. Back row, from left: Tate Eslinger, Krayton Strong, Eli Garrison, Charlotte Armstrong, Piper Riff, Reese Estes, Libby Miller, Brooke Hambelton, Chaseton Snell, Jake Landry, Jett McConnaughy and Damon Anderson. Standing at back with Gainesville fire chief Ed Doiron is Derek Lynne.

Gainesville Volunteer Fire Department personnel visited the two Gainesville preschool classes last week, introducing the students to fire safety skills, giving them a tour of the fire engine and showing students what a firefighter might look like dressed in fire gear in case of a house fire. Students were also invited to spray water from the fire hose.

Gainesville fire chief Ed Doiron told the Times the visits are important to help teach young children not to be afraid of firefighters. Doiron said he hopes the department can extend the annual visits to other young students in early grades in the future. 

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