Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Highlands Broadcast Class Produces Fire Prevention Week P.S.A.



Highlands High School students produced a public service announcement for Fire Prevention Week.

This year's theme is "Don't wait, check the date."  which is a reference to having your smoke alarms replaced every ten years.

The students who put the PSA together were Chay Rust and Joey Blanchet and features Grant Luersen. All are seniors and belong to Highlands High School Film and Broadcast Class taught by Bill Poff.
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The American Red Cross also provided smoke alarms to the students to use as props if needed and will provide smoke alarms to those who need them.

This is the third year that the Highlands students have taken on this assignment. Each year Mr. Poff assigns a group of students to the project.

Fort Thomas firefighter, Chris Rust said that the department gives the group at the school a presentation on what the week is about and the current theme.

"We ask them to come up with several ideas and present those ideas to the Fire Department.  When they have their ideas ready they will make a presentation to the Fire Department.  The Fire Department will then choose the best one or two ideas to use," he said.

When the students have completed the P.S.A. they present it to the Fire Department.

The P.S.A. is also played on the video display at the Highlands Football game before or during Fire Prevention Week.  This year Fire Prevention Week is October 9th-15th.

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