With red, plastic fire marshal hats placed firmly atop their heads, more than 200 students from HISD’s Law Elementary School learned about the importance of fire safety from Houston Astros right fielder George Springer.
As part of The Hartford’s Junior Fire Marshal program, the students learned about fire alarms, exit plans and ways to prevent and escape a fire. They even had an opportunity to simulate a kitchen fire with smoke on a trailer the Hartford Home Fire Index brought to the school.
“Congratulations to everybody today who’s going to become a junior fire marshal,” 2017 World Series MVP Springer said during the event. “I know that’s a big deal, you’re going to have your crazy hat and everything.”
The Houston Fire Department also brought out one of its trucks to give students a chance to see a real fire engine up close.
The Hartford’s Junior Fire Marshal program was started in 1947 by an employee of The Hartford. Since the program’s inception, The Hartford has deputized more than 110 million Junior Fire Marshals.
The program teaches lifesaving lessons such as Stop, Drop and Roll, Go Low in Smoke and Draw a Home Fire Escape Plan. These lessons, along with other fun, engaging and educational activities, help parents and teachers have meaningful and vital fire safety conversations with children and students.