Chief Koch and his firefighters from Hamlin Fire & Rescue were at Western Wayne’s EverGreen Elementary on Friday, October 6, to discuss fire prevention and safety with all students. Students were able to see fire fighters in their turn-out gear, different tools used to fight fires, different pieces of equipment used at fire scenes, and they were able to walk through the smoke house set up at the school as a simulation. Through this presentation, students learned valuable lessons that they will be able use to in their lives. In preparation of this event, teachers asked their students to write essays about Fire Prevention and Safety. Two students won the essay contest and received bikes as their prizes. From left, Chief Koch with essay contest winners, Isabella Small Bermudez, and McKenzie Adams.