GLENMOOR - The Glenmoor Volunteer Fire Fighters, although still dealing with a hectic schedule, are preparing for Fire Prevention Week next week.
On Thursday, Charles W. McCoy II, MetLife financial adviser, dropped off a donation of fire safety activity books to Chief Rich Griffin and the crew during their fire department meeting.
"It all starts with education," Griffin said. "The more they know the better they are prepared."
Charles McCoy II (left), MetLife financial adviser, donates 200 fire safety activity books to Max Linville (center), Neal Bean (right) and the rest of the fire department for Fire Prevention Week. The fire department will be visiting East Liverpool Christian School next week. (Photo by David M. Grimes)
McCoy, a local resident and whose office is on Florence Street, said he was excited to help the local fire department and the community. The financial adviser donated 200 activity books and will also donate educational DVDs to promote fire safety.
Fire prevention week begins Sunday and some of the Glenmoor firefighters will be visiting East Liverpool Christian School to talk and interact with the kids.
Some of the volunteer fire fighters look forward in meeting the kids and even take off work for the event, Griffin said.
The chief also noted that they will bring their gear and a fire truck so kids can get a first-hand look at what and who might be helping them in case of a fire.
When kids are scared in a burning home, and cannot find mom or dad, we want to prepare them to the sights and sounds of a fully-outfitted firefighter, the fire chief said.
The coloring and activity book will feature Snoopy and the rest of the Peanuts gang. Brain teasers, puzzles, word searches, mazes and other activities will entertain and educate the local students.
McCoy said the book helps children learn important fire emergency information, steps to fire safety and develop an escape route in case of a fire.
He will have extra, free copies of the activity book for the public at his office at 46693 Florence St.