Mansfield VFD Visits Hand-in-Hand Daycare

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The Mansfield Volunteer Fire Department rolled into the parking lot of the Hand-in-Hand Daycare in Witcherville on Monday morning, and the children were all smiles.

Chief Stephen Haysmer, Lieutenant Matt Nichols and fireman Steven Haysmer shared stories with the attentive group, explaining the importance of fire safety and the dangers of playing with fire.

Afterwards, those children were allowed a time in the drivers seat of the fire truck, were shown the various equipment on board and even got to climb the latter and hold the hose!

Bost’s Hand-in-Hand Child Development Center’s philosophy is that “the best way for children to learn is together- whether a child’s needs are typical or exceptional. This comprehensive program provides integrated activities that allow children, with and without developmental delay, to learn and play side by side in a structured learning environment.”

One of the boys in the group, Trevor, aspires to be a fireman. Throughout the demonstration he was enthralled by the equipment and truck. His teacher admitted that at play time, the fire trucks are what he wants to play with. “There’s a future fireman,” Haysmer commented.

A special thanks to the Mansfield Fire Department for taking time to come visit and educate the children at Bost!

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Tammy Teague

Tammy Teague

Mansfield native, with roots in Scott County. Daughter, sister, wife and Christian. Education: 1995 MHS graduate; 1999 Arkansas Tech University Graduate - BA in Journalism. Career: Managing Editor - The Citizen; Copy Writer - Southwest Times Record; 20+ years experience in the news.

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