Fire District 7 teaches homeschool lessons on Facebook Live
Last updated 4/3/2020 at 11:14am
As the spread of the COVID-19 virus continues to impact our region, all public events, school visits, and station tours have been canceled for the fire district. Like most fire agencies, these are the main ways prevention messages are taught to kids and families.
“It has always been a value of Fire District 7 to be part of the communities we serve,” said Heather Chadwick, Public Information and Education Officer with Snohomish County Fire District 7. “Through all of the closures, we have found creative ways to continue to engage with our communities and to further education efforts.”
The fire district is planning to teach an online homeschool lesson each Tuesday on Facebook Live throughout the school closure. The lessons will focus on elementary math and science concepts related to the fire service, as well as safety topics. Kids and parents can join the lesson, ask firefighters questions, and be “assigned homework” all to keep kids learning and engaged. Lessons will be posted to the District’s Facebook page.
The first lesson that aired on March 24 focused on the Science of Fire and taught kids about the parts of the fire triangle and during the lesson a short experiment was conducted. Over 3,000 people attended the lesson online.
The lessons will be posted to the Fire District’s website after the live session. Additional educational resources have been compiled that can be found on the District’s website for parents to use as learning activities while children are out of school.
“We may not be able to meet in classrooms or at a community event, but we will always be dedicated to connecting with and educating our communities.”