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Students Conduct Fire Inspection at Sandwich Library

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Fire Prevention is one of the most important activities performed by firefighters. These activities ultimately save lives and reduce property losses caused by fire. One way fire departments can help prevent fires and loss of life and property is through the use of adopted fire codes and inspections.

Recently, the IVVC Fire Science II class, as part of their Advanced Technician Firefighter course, had the opportunity to do an inspection of the Sandwich Public Library. Assistant Chief Kerry Boring of the Sandwich Fire Department visited the class to discuss fire prevention and public education. After a brief classroom presentation on how to conduct a fire inspection, students had the opportunity to inspect the library. The library building offers the students a chance to see key elements of fire prevention. They were able to see a detection system, a suppression system, and newer building construction to name a few.

Every firefighter must work to educate the public about fire, its role and hazards, and how to prevent them from happening.

Earlier this year the students conducted fire extinguisher training with the CNA class and also spent time with Early Childhood during Fire Prevention Week. In the spring, they will be giving a tour of Sandwich Fire Department to the Health Occupations class, and presenting a public education topic to the Fire Science 1 class.

IVVC would like to thank the Sandwich Library for the use of their facility to give our students a great hands-on experience.

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