Firefighters from the Quincy Fire Department train at new schools

  • Source: WGEM-TV Quincy
  • Published: 08/07/2018 09:39 PM

Quincy's new Iles and Rooney elementary schools are set to open in just a couple of weeks. But first, emergency crews are making sure they're ready--if your kids need them. With new elementary schools, comes new safety procedures. That's why crews from the Quincy fire and police departments and local EMS are training in the new school buildings. "It's important for us to know how we get to certain places if there was a fire or any other kind of rescue situation or emergency," Quincy Firefighter Michael Dade said. Crews spent the morning Tuesday touring Iles Elementary School, to make sure they're familiar with the new routes, exits and power shut offs throughout the building. Safety officials said this is an important step to make sure your kids stay safe at school. "We are trying to get prepared in that we have these safe guards in place to react to an emergency if it does occur," Quincy Public Schools Security Director Dan Arns said. "It's the number one priority for us."


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