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2017 Service-Learning Symposium: Fire/Road Safety for Pre-K Students

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Fire/Road Safety for Pre-K Students

Authors: Laura Bailey, Liana Eden, Lauren Joyce, Alex McLean, and Georgette Smith

Faculty Supervisor: Beverly Rowe, MSN, CNE, RN

Abstract:

Safety is a concern for all individuals, but especially for children. A knowledge deficit regarding safety is associated with adverse outcomes including fatalities. The goal of Fire/Road Safety for Pre-K Students was to identify safety risks for Pre-K students based on population demographics and developmental factors. We assisted students to identify risks related to Fire/Road safety and provided simple education on preventive measures to take in daily life. Through age-appropriate activities we utilized role playing to foster knowledge and skills necessary to maintain safety and prevent adverse outcomes. By hosting a Q&A session at the end of our presentation and activities, we determined that the children had learned many ways to enhance safety. Students were able to identify the difference between “what’s hot and what’s not” for fire safety, and how to safely use a cross-walk including road signs. The students participating demonstrated skills and knowledge necessary to maintain safety in the event of a fire, fire/burn prevention, cross-walk safety, and road sign identification.