Partnership between Lynchburg Fire Department Fire Station # 1 B Shift and Robert S. Payne Elementary School

Partnership between Lynchburg Fire Department Fire Station 1 B Shift and Robert S. Payne Elementary SchoolThis is a one-year Master Partnership between the Lynchburg Fire Department – Fire Station # 1 B Shift and Robert S. Payne Elementary School. The partnership will be renewed annually upon review and mutual consent of both parties.

Plan Description:

This master partnership between the Lynchburg Fire Department – Fire Station # 1 B Shift and the Robert S. Payne Elementary School, 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 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 # 1 B Shift will visit Robert S. Payne Elementary School 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.
  • The Lynchburg Fire Department – Fire Station # 1 B Shift will participate in school scheduled events and activities (schedule permitting).
  • The Lynchburg Fire Department Fire Station # 1 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 # 1 B Shift will be available to present fire safety and fire prevention programs to school staff and parents.
  • The Lynchburg Fire Department – Fire Station # 1 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 # 1 B Shift will assist with and witness practice fire drills conducted at the beginning of the school year.
  • Robert S. Payne Elementary School will provide student artwork for display at the fire station for fire fighters and EMTs on B Shift
  • Representatives from the Lynchburg Fire Department – Fire Station # 1 B Shift and Robert S. Payne Elementary School will serve on a partnership planning committee to plan, monitor, and evaluate all partnership activities.
  • The Lynchburg Fire Department – Fire Station # 1 B Shift and Robert S. Payne Elementary School 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. 

Partnership Coordinators:     

Team Members
John E. Blakely, Principal
Sheree Britton, Teacher
Heather Childress, Captain, Station # 1 B Shift
Paul Ginther, Captain, Station # 1 B Shift

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