Monday, June 17, 2013

Seymour second graders get lesson in making 911 calls

Seymour High School Junior Gabi Brassell shows Bungay School second grader Evan Yatri, holding phone, and his classmates how to call 911 during a safety program hosted last week by Seymour Public Schools Security Director Rich Kearns and Seymour Police Officer Michael Jasmin. / Contributed photo

Seymour Public Schools Security Director Rich Kearns teaches second graders about using 911 to report emergencies. / Contributed photo

SEYMOUR - Recently second grade students at Chatfield-LoPresti Elementary School and Bungay Elementary School participated in the annual “911 Safety Program” presented by Seymour Public Schools Security Director Rich Kearns and Seymour Police Department Officer Michael Jasmin.  
All of the district’s second grade students learned how to safely report emergencies making a 911 call. 
The students learned that 911 is not for fun or to report non-emergencies.  The second graders learned about different emergency situations that would merit a 911 call.     

Floyd Moir, President, Retina Systems Inc. of Seymour donated the  “911 Interactive Simulators” to Seymour schools which allowed students to make a simulated 911 call to a police dispatcher. 

This was an invaluable experience for students. It gave them the opportunity to interact with emergency services in a simulated situation which will better prepare them if they ever have to report an emergency using 911.  

Seymour High School students Courtney Hassenfeldt, Gabi Brassell, Kristina Biblekaj, Sara Samsonauk and Rebekah Stafford assisted Kearns and Jasmin by helping the second graders to make the 911 calls.

The second graders received coloring pictures, crayons, prevention rulers and certificates for participating in the important safety program.  

This post is taken from a press release from Rich Kearns, Seymour Public Schools Security Director.

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