This week East Lake students in Kindergarten through Grade 2 had the opportunity to learn about fire prevention and fire safety. The Massapequa Fire Department held an assembly for our students. The theme of this year's program is "Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety" learning about how smoke alarms and alert devices can assist the deaf or hard of hearing. The firefighters demonstrated the equipment they use when fighting fires and discussed how to prevent fires. They also stressed the importance of having fire alarms and family escape routes in place in case a fire starts. The members of the fire department work with schools every year to deliver these important and life-saving lessons to students. It is hoped that this program encourages families to create a fire safety plan at home.