Thursday 18 Jul 2019

Hinson Talks Fire Safety With Students (PHOTOS)

In correlation with Dr. Seuss Week and “Spring Foward” weekend, Mackenzie Hinson, 2018 Wayne County Fire Princess read to kindergarteners at Brogden Primary, Meadow Lane, Rosewood and Grantham Elementary Schools. While there, she seized the moment to present “Smokey the  Smoke Detector” and talk with the children about what to do when they heard him, changing his batteries when they set their clocks forward, general fire safety, and disaster preparedness. She presented each child with Fire Safety and Prepare with Pedro coloring books.

Mackenzie said “I was honored to read to the children and seize the moment to help teach them skills to keep them safe.”

Miss Hinson was selected as a member of the FEMA NATIONAL YOUTH DISASTER PREPAREDNESS COUNCIL, which meets monthly via FaceTime and yearly during the summer. The team is composed of 12 high schoolers from across the country.

Mackenzie said “I am honored to be able to share the knowledge I have gained through my training as a Dudley Junior Fireman and my training on the FEMA YOUTH COUNCIL with my community in an effort to keep them safe and informed on events that could occur in the homes and around them. Being prepared is the best way to keep others safe.”

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