The siren roared as the fire engine pulled out of the parking lot of the Belle Center.
There was no fire; no threat of emergency; just a fire safety demonstration conducted by the Buffalo Fire Department in front of an excited group of young children.
The demonstration was part of the National Week of the Young Child, an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, which was locally celebrated at the Belle Center, located at 104 Maryland St.
“The purpose of this week is to raise awareness about early childhood education and the programs and services that meet those needs,” said Callie Johnson, marketing communications director at the Belle Center.
The Belle Center partnered up with Child Care Resource Network to bring a wide range of activities to the community including a series of guest readers, an ice cream social and a family swim day held at the Belle Center’s indoor pool.
“We’re really excited to be celebrating the National Week of the Young Child and proud to be representing the City of Buffalo,” said Johnson. By Jacob Becker and Edward Mazzu