CHATHAM, NJ - Peter Glogolich has been teaching children about fire prevention for so long, he lost count after 25 years.
The former chief and current Chatham Borough firefighter takes a week off from work every year to teach Chatham youngsters about fire prevention. On Friday, kindergarten students from St. Patrick School came to the firehouse and learned about fire prevention.
"The children ask a lot of questions and that's good," Glogolich said. "Adults won't ask questions because they think they know it all. There is a lot of good information that adults get out of these sessions when they attend."
Glogolich talked to the kids about having an escape plan in case of a fire and reminded them to have a practice drill at home with their parents. He also explained how to check a bedroom door in case of a fire and what to do if the door is hot.
Firefighters A.J. Sweetin and Alex Chin entered the room in response to an alarm and showed off the equipment the firemen wear during a call.
The kindergartners from Maureen Pridham and Judy Almgren's classes also got to check out the fire trucks and take a seat inside.
Chatham firefighters A.J. Sweetin and Alex Chin show St. Pat's students how firemen enter a burning building
Chatham firefighter Peter Glogolich helps St. Pat's students learn the "Stop, Drop and Roll"