NC Cooperative Extension

School Enrichment Programs in Yancey County

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The 4-H Fire Safety Program is offered to 4th graders throughtout Yancey County each fall.  This is a six hour program and is taught by local volunteer firefighters.   Teachers assist by doing some preliminary groundwork with students and do follow-up to help students process the information for future use.  Subject matter includes Chemistry of Fire, Classses of Fire, Fire Extinguishers, Identifying Common Fire Hazards, Developing  a Fire Escape Plan, Heat and Smoke Detectors and Alternate Heat Sources.  4-H supplies student books and poster board for the poster contest and completion certificates.

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