Firefighters captivate Freeport third graders


For the 18th year, the third-grade students at Freeport Public Schools’ Bayview Avenue School are participating in the Hooked on Firefighters program. 

The program, which begins in the fall and concludes in the spring, is an exciting opportunity for the students. Each third-grade class is assigned a Freeport Village firefighter who will visit the classrooms throughout the year and teach students various lessons on fire safety and prevention through presentations, demonstrations and activities.

 This year’s program kicked off on Oct. 13 with students meeting their class firefighter, followed by a tour of a firetruck and all its components. Students were also able to ask questions and speak to their firefighter about all things related to fire safety.

The Bayview Avenue third graders will tour the Nassau County Firefighters Museum with the Freeport Village Fire Department in the spring, at the completion of the Hooked on Firefighters program.