Firefighters link up with Lady’s Island Elementary School

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The firefighters of Lady’s Island/St. Helena Fire Department works hard serving their community in anyway they can; they serve the educational facilities within the community as role models and friends to student. The fire department keeps a visible presence in schools like Lady’s Island Elementary with fire safety lessons and participation in the school’s annual Career Fair.  Yet this year they take that service up one more notch through a partnership with Lady’s Island Elementary School.
The fire department will increase their presence even more this year. Firefighters will come monthly to eat lunches with kids. They will also come once at the end of each quarter to play a game of kickball against a team of students who will earn playing rights through good behavior and hard work.
Fourth grade teacher Kristi Black says, “I think it’s wonderful when communities partner with schools. The kids are so excited about the kickball game.” Guidance counselor Patience Russell-Gordon is also excited about the partnership: “Kids thrive under adult attention.  It means a lot to them that these adults want to take time out of their day to come spend time with them.”