With eye on drought, Calipatria captains educate students about fire danger

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.

CDCR launches big effort to conserve water.

CDCR helps supply town with emergency water pipeline.

 

CAL fire photo 1

CAL Fire Capts. Miguel and Carlos Estrada outfit a second-grader in fire gear.

CAL fire photo 2

Student practice “dropping and rolling” as a fire safety measure.

CAL fire photo 3

Second-graders get first safety advice.

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2 Responses

  1. Rob Roberson Friday, February 21, 2014 / 6:34 pm

    Glad to see your facility supports community involvement. Great job. You guys look sharp.

  2. M. Hernandez Wednesday, February 19, 2014 / 7:33 pm

    Great job Estrada Fire Captains! It is nice to see CDCR Fire getting much deserved acknowledgement and credit. Awesome to see you guys providing fire awareness and preparedness to the public. Keep up the great work and stay safe.

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