Preschoolers tour Onset Fire and learn fire safety lessons

Nov 6, 2017

Preschool children were invited to visit the Onset Fire Department on Monday morning to get a glimpse of what a firefighter's day is like.

The kids from Cape Cod Child Development had the chance to climb into a fire truck, watch a firefighter put on his gear and see firefighters respond to an emergency call.

The fire department hopes to host tours for kids more frequently to teach them about fire prevention and community risk reduction, said Assistant Fire Prevention Officer Robert Feeney.

Feeney said seeing a firefighter in his gear with a mask covering his face can be scary to kids, but he encouraged the kids to think of firefighters as their friends.