Fire safety class turns to real rescue

May 5, 2009 3:51:42 PM PDT
Two Staten Island sisters took their fire safety training program and turned it into a real life rescue. Nine year old Michele Corley and her 7-year old sister, Alyssa proudly became honorary junior fire chiefs on Tuesday.

One week ago the sisters saved their grandmother from a fire inside their Berglund, Staten Island, home.

The fire broke out just before 6PM on the first floor of the family home in the Bulls Head section of Staten Island. The girls' sprang into action and got their 51-year old grandmother safely outside.

The girls knew exactly what to do. Just hours before the early evening fire, the sisters, and their classmates at P-S 26 listened to a fire safety program. The lecture offered tips and lessons on surviving a fire.

Fire Commissioner Scoppetta said the class is proof positive of the important of fire safety education.

At Tuesday's ceremony at P.S.26 Fire Commissioner Scoppetta praised the children and awarded them the rank of honorary junior fire chiefs.

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