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Indianapolis Fire Department Teaches Fire Safety at Andrew J. Brown

Andrew J. Brown kindergarten students had the opportunity to learn about fire safety from the Indianapolis Fire Department. The firefighters gave scholars a chance to hear the sirens, see the lights, and most importantly, learn what to do in certain emergencies.

Students were very excited and enthusiastic as they engaged in practicing fire safety procedures. Their biggest takeaways were learning independent fire safety skills, and that firefighters are there to help. 

“Teaching fire safety is important because students need to feel safe and know what to do in case of an emergency,” said Candice Jackson, student and family liaison at Andrew J. Brown.

Students rotated through three stations: fire safety procedures, exploring the fire truck, and a fire truck craft. Students were taught “get low and go,” and the importance of having a fire safety plan at home.

“It was amazing how well the fire department interacted with and educated our scholars,” said Jackson. “The program was completely free and on location at the school, which gave everybody the opportunity to participate in the experience.”

Following the presentation, students demonstrated April’s Moral Focus, compassion, by writing the firefighters a thank you card.

About Andrew J. Brown Academy
Andrew J. Brown Academy is a tuition-free, public charter school in Indianapolis, Indiana, serving students in kindergarten through eighth grade. It is part of the National Heritage Academies network, which includes more than 100 tuition-free, public charter schools serving more than 65,000 students in kindergarten through 12th grade across nine states. For more information, visit

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