Students at Zion Lutheran School celebrated Fire Safety Month with local fire companies. Four-year-old preschoolers and first graders visited the Campville Fire Department recently where the children learned from the firemen and "Sparky the Dog" about fire safety, and watched a fireman put on all their gear. They also got to inspect the fire truck, ambulance and river rescue boat. The Owego Fire Department also came to the school where the three year old pre-K class and youth in grades second through fifth also saw the truck, and received tips from the fireman about fire safety.

The theme for this year's Fire Safety Month is "two ways out." The fireman spoke to the children about making sure to be aware of all the exits in a room and knowing different ways of getting out of a building should there be an emergency. The children also learned the importance of having a meeting place, "stop, drop and roll", as well knowing what it means to "fall and crawl." The firemen encouraged the children to ask there parents where the smoke detectors are, as well as checking their batteries to make sure they are working.

Anyone who is need of a smoke detector is welcome to contact their local fire department for assistance.

Zion Lutheran School enrolls children from preschool through grade five in a Christ-centered environment with high academic standards in a loving, family like atmosphere. The school accepts children from all denominations, and services other local districts including Candor, Newark Valley, Union Endicott, Tioga Center and parts of Vestal.

For more information about Zion, call (607) 687-6376, visit, or find them on Facebook.

Submitted by Zion Lutheran School