By: Sutton StokesOctober 26, 2021

Fire Prevention Week 2021 School Visits

During Fire Prevention Week 2021, the Elkins Fire Department visited North Elementary School, Third Ward Elementary School, Jennings Randolph Elementary School, and Midland Elementary School. EFD also hosted a visit from Shining Light Learning Center Preschool.

On these school visits, EFD personnel provided fire-safety tips and distributed smoke detectors to 130 kindergartners. Smoke-detector distribution is funded each year by the Snowshoe Foundation.
This year’s Fire Prevention Week theme was “the sounds of fire safety.”

Particular emphasis was placed on the importance of paying attention to the sounds your smoke and CO detectors make, especially the low-battery chirp.
When you hear the chirp, get to work! Replace the batteries so your smoke/CO detector can do its job: keeping you and your family safe.

Pictured: Firefighter 2 Andrew Roth and Probationary Firefighter Hunter Corcoran visiting with Third Ward students and Captain Ron Corcoran and VFD member and Randolph County EMS director Kurt Gainer receiving Shining Light students at the EFD station.


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