Police & Fire

Chatham Firefighter Glogolich Dedicated to Teaching Kids During "Fire Prevention Week"

Chatham Borough fireman Peter Glogolich holds up a Thermal Imaging Camera that firefighters use to see how hot an area is during a fire Credits: TAP Chatham
Chatham Borough firefighter Peter Glogolich explains to St. Patrick School students about the uses of the TIC - the Thermal Imaging Camera Credits: TAP Chatham
Chatham Borough Volunteer Firefighters A.J. Sweetin and Alex Chin gear up to show St. Patrick School kindergartners their equipment Credits: TAP Chatham
Chatham Borough firefighter Peter Glogolich talks to St. Patrick School kindergartners about fire prevention Credits: TAP Chatham
Chatham Borough Firefighter Peter Glogolich with firefighters A.J. Sweetin and Alex Chin with St. Patrick School kindergarten students Credits: TAP Chatham
St. Patrick School students with Chatham Borough Firefighters A.J. Sweetin and Alex Chin during visit to the fire house Credits: TAP Chatham
Chatham Borough Firefighter Matt Pridham show off fire truck equipment to St. Patrick School kindergarten students Credits: TAP Chatham
St. Patrick School kindergartners get a chance to sit in the fire truck at the fire house Credits: TAP Chatham

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."

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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"


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