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PHOTOS: Port Jefferson Students Get a Lesson in Fire Safety

Firefighters became teachers for a day at Edna Louise Spear Elementary School.

On Friday, the Port Jefferson Fire Department answered a call at Edna Louise Spear Elementary School except it wasn't to put out a fire or even rescue a kitten from a tree.

Chief John Pisciotta and the firefighters from Ladder 1 and Engine 3 came to participate in a fire safety lessons for students demonstrating the firefighter’s protective uniform and the various apparatuses they use when combating a fire.

Most exciting was when firefighters ascended 100 feet into the air to show off the fully extended rescue ladder.

“This is a great program to do with the kids because it is not only informative, but also a lot of fun,” Pisciotta said in a statement released by the school district.

The Fire Department returned to the school after their first demonstration last year. The school district said they were welcomed back again by former firefighter and Principal Thomas Meehan

“As long as I am chief, I will make sure that we keep coming back to the school to do this presentation,” said Pisciotta. “It’s important.”

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