Baseball Theme Pitches Fire Safety to Madison Schools

Tuesday, September 30, 2008 - 4:46am

While much of Wisconsin zeros in on the Milwaukee Brewers entry into the playoffs, the City of Madison Fire Department is taking that theme to Madison's elementary schools for Fire Prevention Month.

Students in grades K-3 will find a miniature baseball diamond set up with "coaches" at each base to share information on key safety concepts. The ultimate goal - just as in baseball - to be "Safe at Home".

The program is conducted by the Department's Community Education unit, with full assistance from firefighters. Some assistance was also provided by the Madison Mallards.

The Community Education team expects to reach 8,000 - 10,000 students during the month of October.

Fire Prevention Week begins Sunday, October 5th with the Dane County Fire Chief's Parade on State St. from 1-3 p.m.The week ends with an Open House at all City of Madison Fire Stations on Saturday, October 11th, from 9-11 a.m.

  • Lori Wirth, 608-266-5947