Lynchburg Fire Department Fire Station #4 B Shift and The Middle School Learning Center

Lynchburg Fire Department Fire Station #4 B Shift and The Middle School Learning Center This is a one-year Master Partnership between the Lynchburg Fire Department Fire Station #4 B Shift and the Middle School Learning Center. The partnership will be renewed annually upon review and mutual consent of all parties.

Plan Description:

This master partnership between the Lynchburg Fire Department – Fire Station # 4 B Shift and the Middle School Learning Center, will work to promote a positive image of the Fire Department by implementing educational programs for students which stress fire safety, first aid and career awareness.

Major Objectives:

  • To encourage a positive image of the fire fighters and the job they perform
  • To promote fire safety strategies and prevention measures to all Middle School Learning Center students, staff, parents and community
  • To foster a mentorship atmosphere between positive adult service-oriented role models and students
  • To promote basic first aid techniques

Major Activities:

  • The Lynchburg Fire Department Fire Station # 4 B Shift will visit the Middle School Learning Center to present various fire safety and first aid programs including: EDITH (Escape Drills in the Home), 911 Program  - Making the Right Call, and Learn Not to Burn.
  • Fire Department - Fire Station # 4 B Shift will participate in school scheduled events and activities (schedule permitting).
  • The Lynchburg Fire Department Fire Station # 4 B Shift firefighters will interact with students on a casual, one-on-one basis during lunch, incentive programs, and various special school sponsored activities and events.
  • The Lynchburg Fire Department Fire Station # 4 B Shift will be available to present fire safety and fire prevention programs to school staff and parents.
  • The Lynchburg Fire Department - Fire Station # 4 B Shift will participate in the Career Awareness Day at school by providing a representative to speak to the students on being a member of the fire fighting team.
  • The Lynchburg Fire Department - Fire Station # 4 B Shift will assist with and witness practice fire drills conducted at the beginning of the school year.
  • The Middle School Learning Center will provide student artwork for display at the fire station, birthday cards for fire fighters and EMTs on B Shift.
  • Representatives from the Lynchburg Fire Department - Fire Station # 4 B Shift and the Middle School Learning Center will serve on a partnership planning committee to plan, monitor, and evaluate all partnership activities.
  • The Lynchburg Fire Department - Fire Station # 4 B Shift and the Middle School Learning Center will promote the partnership in the community and publicize partnership activities through school displays/bulletin boards, press releases, partner visits and other appropriate city government and school division publications.

Evaluation:

All parties will provide written evaluation of partnership activities by completing a partnership evaluation form at the end of the school year.

Team Members

Linda Cole, Directorfor Alternative Education and Adult Learning
Cathy Viar, Lead Teacher, Middle School Learning Center
Brandi Moore, Teacher, Middle School Learning Center
Brenda Colinger, Guidance Counselor, Middle School Learning Center
Heather Childress, Captain, Station #4 B Shift
Mike Richardson, Master Firefighter, Station #4 B Shift
Maurice Bruce, Firefighter/Paramedic, Station #4 B Shift
Wayne Casto, Firefighter/Paramedic, Station #4 B Shift
Abby Meacham, Firefighter/EMT-Intermediate, Station #4 B Shift

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