October is Fire Prevention Month, and the Westfield Area YMCA full-day Kindergarten class recently took a walking trip from the Bauer Branch to the Westfield Fire Department on North Avenue. 

A fireman showed the students the trucks, equipment and the big map where all the calls come in.  The fireman also showed them how they slide down the pole when they get a call and how their gear needs to go on fast and in a specific order. 

For more information on child care education programs at the Bauer Branch, contact Maria Nierstedt, Westfield Area YMCA Preschool Site Director, at mnierstedt@westfieldynj.org or 908-317-YMCA (9622) x 423.

The Y is the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Visit westfieldynj.org to learn more about Westfield Area Y programs. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.