Southside Elementary students receive interactive fire safety training


By Courtney Harrison - [email protected]



Southside Elementary students were visited by members of the Belfry Volunteer Fire Dept. on Oct. 5th and 6th. Students were taught exactly what to in case of a fire. Every student walked through the Fire Simulator Trailer, was given hands on experience on how to use a fire extinguisher, and how to escape out of a window during a fire.


This student is shown coming down an escape ladder being helped by a Belfry firefighter.


TOLER – Last week, students at Southside Elementary received hands on fire safety training provided by members of the Belfry Volunteer Fire Department which required students to walk through an interactive Fire Simulator Trailer.

Eugenia Whitt with Belfry FRC explained the fire safety training stating, “Southside Elementary students were visited by members of the Belfry Volunteer Fire Dept. on Oct. 5th and 6th. Students were taught exactly what to in case of a fire. Every student walked through the Fire Simulator Trailer, was given hands on experience on how to use a fire extinguisher, and how to escape out of a window during a fire. This was a wonderful way to educate our students on what to do if they ever find themselves in a situation where there is fire.”

Pike County Emergency Management (PCEM) received the Fire Safety Trailer in 2011. The trailer was designed by BullEx which specializes in designing custom Fire Safety Trailers.

The BullEx website explains the Fire Safety Trailer stating, “Mobilize your community education and prevention program with a BullEx Fire Safety Trailer. Teach children what they should do in case of fire in their home, if they see smoke or feel a warm door. Instruct community members how to respond to various emergencies they might encounter in the home or workplace, from gas leaks to fire. The available severe weather package utilizes sound, strobe effects and alerts to train your entire community to react in an emergency weather situation. People of every age will benefit from the lifesaving lessons learned in the realistic settings of our Fire Safety Trailers.”

The website explains the company stating, “BullEx is an innovative technology company that develops smart training tools for firefighters, safety officers, and other emergency responders. Its global products include fire extinguisher training systems, hose-line training devices, HazMat training tools, and interactive fire prevention trailers. BullEx serves a diverse customer base from its corporate and manufacturing headquarters in Albany, NY and maintains offices around the world.”

For more information, please call 1-888-4BULLEX/518-689-2023 or visit the company’s website at www.bullexsafety.com.

Southside Elementary students were visited by members of the Belfry Volunteer Fire Dept. on Oct. 5th and 6th. Students were taught exactly what to in case of a fire. Every student walked through the Fire Simulator Trailer, was given hands on experience on how to use a fire extinguisher, and how to escape out of a window during a fire.
http://williamsondailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_FireTrailer.jpgSouthside Elementary students were visited by members of the Belfry Volunteer Fire Dept. on Oct. 5th and 6th. Students were taught exactly what to in case of a fire. Every student walked through the Fire Simulator Trailer, was given hands on experience on how to use a fire extinguisher, and how to escape out of a window during a fire.

This student is shown coming down an escape ladder being helped by a Belfry firefighter.
http://williamsondailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_FireTrailer2.jpgThis student is shown coming down an escape ladder being helped by a Belfry firefighter.

By Courtney Harrison

[email protected]

(Courtney Harrison is a news reporter for the Williamson Daily News. She can be contacted at [email protected] or at 304-235-4242 ext. 2279.)

(Courtney Harrison is a news reporter for the Williamson Daily News. She can be contacted at [email protected] or at 304-235-4242 ext. 2279.)

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