Tuesday School learns about first responders

Published 3:26 pm Friday, October 7, 2011

The students of Tuesday School, Tryon’s parent co-operative preschool, recently took their first planned field trip for this school year right outside the school. The preschoolers learned about first responders and emergency vehicles with the Polk County EMS and Tryon Fire Department. The children of Tuesday School toured the ambulance, listened to heartbeats through the paramedic’s stethoscope, learned about gear and equipment on the fire truck and hear the sirens. The students learned that paramedics and firemen have important jobs. Visits with Paramedic Michael Reid, who is also a Tuesday School parent, and Fireman Tommy from the Tryon Fire Department allowed the preschoolers to gain an understanding of emergency situations and the importance of first responders in the community. (photo submitted by Brittany Hampton Tokar)

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