News Icon

News: Students get schooled in fire safety

Story by Cpl. R. J. DriverSmall RSS IconSubscriptions Icon

Students get schooled in fire safety Cpl. R. J. Driver

K3 and K4 students of St. Peter's Catholic School visited the Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort Structural Fire Department, Oct. 11. The visit was part of National Fire Prevention Week.

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION BEAUFORT, S.C. - The Air Station ended fire prevention week with a visit from the Kindergarten through 4th-grade classes of St. Peter’s Catholic School, Oct. 11.

The students toured the fire station and received a demonstration of how the fire fighter’s gear and equipment worked, which was concluded by a high-flying ladder act. Fire fighter, Bobby Clark, led the charge.

“This is what I look when I have all my gear on,” Clark explained to the children. “It’s important you know what we look like now, so that you aren't afraid when you see us trying to save you in a fire.” Clark was soon bombarded by eager, little hands excited to become familiar with the gear he wore.

Joseph Otterbine, Air Station Fire Department lead fire inspector, said the overall mission of the visit is to raise awareness of fire safety.

“Children are like sponges,” Otterbine said. “When they go home, they’re going to spread the information to their parents and hopefully get everyone excited in their home about fire safety.

The fire department has participated in several fire safety awareness events throughout the week. Anyone can visit the department for more information.

Connected Media
ImagesStudents get schooled...
A mother snaps a photo on her iPhone of the children of...
ImagesStudents get schooled...
Bobby Clark, an Air Station Structural Fire Department...
ImagesStudents get schooled...
Students play a game with fire fighter, Bobby Clark,...
ImagesStudents get schooled...
K3 and K4 students of St. Peter's Catholic School...

Web Views

Podcast Hits

Public Domain Mark
This work, Students get schooled in fire safety, by Cpl R. J. Driver, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:10.18.2013

Date Posted:10.18.2013 10:53


More Like This

  • Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort Structural Fire Department taught kitchen fire prevention safety to students at schools aboard Laurel Bay as part of National Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 6-12.
  • October is Fire Prevention and Safety Month.  Commander Naval Region Japan’s (CRFJ) Yokosuka Fire Department held a fire drill and demonstration at Yokosuka Middle School (YMS), Oct. 17, to teach the students about fire safety and prevention.
  • The USAG Yongsan Fire Department and Emergency Services, with the help of Seoul City Fire Services, gave students from Seoul American Elementary School fire prevention tips to help raise their emergency readiness during Fire Prevention Week here, Oct. 9.
  • Students from Bechtel Elementary School visited the flightline on Marine Corps Air Station Futenma April 4 to learn about firefighting techniques and fire prevention methods during the Month of the Military Child.


  • Army
  • Marines
  • Navy
  • Air Force
  • Coast Guard
  • National Guard




  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Youtube
  • Flickr