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By LuAnn Schindler

Top tips for fire safety


November 12, 2020

LuAnn Schindler

Brogan Billings sprays water on a group of buckets, simulating how firemen put out a fire. Billings is a third grade student at the Orchard site.

Summerland - Orchard students visited the Orchard Fire Department, Thursday, to learn fire safety techniques, like stop, drop and roll.

Fire department member Colton Hahn said this year's prevention week focused on safety in the kitchen.

During sessions, Josh Stelling and Kyle Maxwell simulated a grease fire in a make-shift kitchen and showed students proper ways to put out the flames.

First, Maxwell used water, which created a fire ball. Then, he stopped the fire by placing a baking sheet over the pan.

Students also checked out the department's new truck, which arrived Nov. 4, operated a f...

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