by Lisa Tome
Although she's in high school now, Breanna Reardon was back at her former elementary school, Elk Neck, recenty.
"I love to come back. I know a lot of kids here and a lot of teachers," said Reardon, who is a freshman at North East High.
She is also an honor student, athlete, and Carson Scholar.
Reardon was at the school with members of Elkton's Singerly Fire Company. The fire company travels to schools and day care centers during October of each year to teach fire prevention. They take along coloring books, stickers, and pencils which are distributed after lessons and a tour of fire apparatus.
Reardon was teaching "Stop, Drop, and Roll" and "Get Low and Go", procedures for dealing for fire. "I went to Leeds Elementary on Monday. And I'm doing another school on Thursday. I think I'm getting service learning hours. But I want to be a kindergarten teacher so I want to work with kids as much as I can," she said.
Two weekends ago, Reardon was chosen as Miss Cecil County's Junior Miss Fire Prevention. Now, she will represent not only Singerly, but all the county fire departments as a fire ambassador, spreading the message of fire prevention and safety.
Reardon wasn't the only Singerly representative enthusiastic about fire prevention. Firefighter John Dominick dressed Elk Neck first grade teacher Dr. Corinne Litzenburg in fire gear. Firefighter Rob Conway taught various lessons.
"I love seeing the excitement on kids' faces," said Conway," who volunteered to teach fire prevention five of seven days last week. "We're not only here to help you. We also help each other."