Firefighters teach students about safety

Photo provided by KATHY SCHILLING -- Students in Kathy Schilling's class at Amite Elementary School learn about fire safety. First row from left are Madelyne Tallent, Tammy Rodriguez, Daytoria James, J'Niriah Hurst, Shandrea Garner, Lanae Mason, Atari Montgomery, McKenzie Dyson, Andy Lopinto, Dayonne Moore and Raven Johnson; second row, Kathy Schilling, Brian Robertson, Undre Johnson, Micheal Allen, Jarvis Brider, Christopher Robinson, Landon Carrol, Anthony Relan, Joshua Brown, Dameon Sopsher, Mason Bendily and C.J. Pardue.
Photo provided by KATHY SCHILLING -- Students in Kathy Schilling's class at Amite Elementary School learn about fire safety. First row from left are Madelyne Tallent, Tammy Rodriguez, Daytoria James, J'Niriah Hurst, Shandrea Garner, Lanae Mason, Atari Montgomery, McKenzie Dyson, Andy Lopinto, Dayonne Moore and Raven Johnson; second row, Kathy Schilling, Brian Robertson, Undre Johnson, Micheal Allen, Jarvis Brider, Christopher Robinson, Landon Carrol, Anthony Relan, Joshua Brown, Dameon Sopsher, Mason Bendily and C.J. Pardue.

C.J. Pardue and Patrick Dees, of the Amite Fire Department, dressed in their firefighting gear as they spoke to Amite Elementary School students.

The students watched a video about fire safety.

Pardue spoke to the students about having a meeting place and to stay low if they are in a smoke-filled building.

The children practiced what to do if their clothes catch on fire and how to get out of a burning building. They also went into a smoke-filled trailer, then crawled out of it onto a slide.