Each year in October during National Fire Prevention week, Pacific County Fire District 1 personnel pays daily visits the students at Ocean Park Elementary School to teach fire safety and fire prevention. The curriculum is developed by Fire District 1, and coordinates with the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) theme for the year. Field trips are often arranged during this time for elementary and pre-school aged children to tour the fire station.
Students in all grades are encouraged to make a poster, illustrating what they’ve learned throughout the week, and to work with their families to make an escape plan for their homes. Poster contest winners are chosen from each classroom to ride in a fire engine and have lunch with the firefighters.