Local fire departments are seeking financial assistance in providing educational materials to Cannon County children.
In a letter to area businesses, Woodbury Fire Chief Bill Johnston said, “our fire departments have developed a very effective fire safety educational program for all of our children and their parents. Because of the generous donations given by the concerned citizens of our community, we have been able to provide the necessary materials to do this worthwhile program. We are hoping you would help us to continue this coordinated program by Departments and Schools.”
Johnson said local fire departments will be providing fire safety educational materials for children pre-K through the fifth grade in all the Woodbury and Cannon County Schools and Daycares. These materials have been designed exclusively by National Fire Safety Council, Inc., a (501)(c)(3) tax-exempt, nonprofit organization.
“This vital Program will assist us in teaching children fire safety and burn prevention,” Johnston said. “We believe strongly that by making children aware we can prevent tragic fire loss and even death.
“All the firefighters in our Departments are confident that fires and fire losses can be prevented if children and their parents can be properly educated in fire safety. That is our objective.”
The fire departments are asking for help in providing fire safety materials and services for 30 to 100 children, at a cost of $1.75 per child.
Sponsorship levels are 30 children, $52.50; 40 children, $70; 50 children, $87.50; 75 children, $131.50; and 100 children, $175.00.
Those who support the program will be acknowledged on the back cover of all K-5 manuals under the heading: “Provided As A Public Service By People Who Care”
Those wishing to donate can send a check payable to National Fire Safety Council, Inc., Woodbury Fire Department, Attn: Bill Johnston, Fire Chief, 400 Water St., Woodbury, TN 37190.
Chief Johnston is requesting that donations be sent by July 15 to order materials for the upcoming school year.