Chaplain James Clifton and Marshall, the dog, from the Patrick Henry Volunteer Fire Department (PHVFD) recently visited Rutters Martial Arts in Bassett to educate the 3- to 5-year-old Little Dragons on Fire Safety.
The firefighters taught various safety rules, such as staying away from things that can burn you, learning sounds of smoke alarms, checking smoke alarms monthly, making a family escape plan, stop, drop and roll, and others.
Chaplain Clifton also demonstrated how his fire safety gear works and told students about the importance of not being scared if they come across a fire or fighter in gear. He also explained how fire crews help them if they are ever in need. Students also toured a fire truck.
World Champion and Martial Arts Hall of Famer Scott Rutter has Martial arts locations in Bassett, Floyd and Stuart, with programs ages 3 to 5 Lil Dragons teaching life skills along with Martial arts skills as well as programs such as Taekwondo, Shotokan Karate and Krav Maga for ages 6 to adult, with a focus on building confidence, discipline, social skills in a family friendly environment.