On Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 the CHS Second Battalion was treated to a wonderful Fire and Life Safety Education Awareness session by Mrs. Maria Bostian who works for Kannapolis Fire Department. She explained the roles and responsibilities of her job and what some of her methods are that she uses to reach young people of many ages. She also explained that there is a lack of educational outreach to students beyond the age of about 12 and a lack of outreach to seniors. One of her quotes of note is that "An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure". She also shared a number of her giveaway items with Battalion 2. Her topics covered were Fire Prevention and Fire Education.
Cabarrus County Fire Marshal Doug Steele shared with the students a great deal about Fire Cause Determination and how to preserve evidence at the fire scene. He spoke about different methods that are used to determine if fires are deliberately set as well as provided statistics about arson and the Juvenille Firesetters program.
Many Thanks to both for great information to assist our understanding of these often overlooked yet extremely important facets of the overall role of the fire service in the community.