Fire Safety and Burn Prevention: Service-Learning
Authors: Rachel Amundson, Courtney Arnold, Amber DeLoach, Kellie King, and Felecia Fialkovic
Faculty Supervisor: Lydia Watkins, DNP, RN, CPNP
As nursing students at the College of Coastal Georgia (CCGA), a part of our pediatric course included a service-learning project that required us to identify patient needs in the community. After conducting a literature review, we decided to implement a teaching project on fire safety and burn prevention. We partnered with Golden Isles Elementary to educate 4th grade students about these topics. We separated them into three groups and had them rotate to the different stations to learn about each topic. We also partnered with the local fire department. They brought their fire truck and equipment to show the kids and answered any questions the students asked. We assessed the impact of the service-learning project on the students by asking them to provide feedback about new information they learned from our presentation. Throughout the project, our group collaborated with a student from the School of Education to help us come up with ways to teach this information that were age appropriate. By partnering with Golden Isles Elementary, Glynn County Fire Department, and a student from our Education Program at CCGA, we met our service-learning objectives by educating our community.