Members of the Merriwether Fire Department spent time with students at Merriwether Elementary last week teaching fire prevention and fire safety. Kindergarten and first grade students were given a tour of a fire truck and met a fireman dressed in his fire suit. Students in second-fifth grades attended a fire safety assembly led by volunteer fireman Chris Hoffmann. The word of the day was THINK! Mr. Hoffmann asked the students to “think logically through a problem and choose the path with the safest outcome.” Critical thinking is just one of the many characteristics of a world class citizen our school district and community value. The students, faculty, and staff of MES want to thank the Merriwether Fire Department for taking an active role in the safety and development of our children.

Pictured above is future fireman DJ Holsey.