By Lt . Everardo Silva, PIO/AA
Calipatria State Prison
Students at Myron D. Witter Elementary School, in the city of Brawley, Calif, were recently treated to a visit from Calipatria State Prison (CAL) Fire Capts. Miguel Estrada and Carlos Estrada.
With the fire danger higher because of the statewide drought, the students were given a presentation about fire safety and prevention. Students also learned what to do in the case of an emergency, what a first responder looks like and how to “Stop, Drop and Roll.”
The captains also gave students instruction regarding fire safety at home and the proper way to exit their home in an emergency.
The students were given a presentation about fire safety and prevention. Students also learned what to do in the case of an emergency, what a first responder looks like and how to “Stop, Drop and Roll.”
CAL Warden (A) Warren L. Montgomery said that with California facing a drought, the water conservation efforts the state is facing and with Imperial County already seeing temperatures over 90 degrees, he fully supports the CAL Fire Department assisting the community firefighters by educating students on fire safety.
One focus was on preventing burns during 4th of July events. Capt. Estrada also urged children not to play with sparklers without having an adult’s supervision as they can cause burns and home fires very easily.
He said when he was 7 years old a sparkler he was playing with caught his new jacket on fire.
“I didn’t mean to burn my jacket but by not paying attention to what I was doing, … (it) could have lost my life,” Capt. Estradaq said. “Don’t play with fireworks without having an adult there with you.”
In addition students were given a demonstration of the correct procedure to use when escaping a fire in their home – either through a door or window.