Public Education

AmandaAmanda Perryman is Gatlinburg's Public Education/Fire Safety Officer.   She coordinates public classes on different topics of fire safety.   A landmark was reached in 2006 when every student at Ph Beta Phi Elementary School had the opportunity to participate in a fire prevention class.   The topic for the class was "Watch What You Heat."   The purpose of the class was to educate students about cooking hazards.   Additionally, the seventh and eighth grade classes were taught how to properly operate a fire extinguisher.   Students at Pittman Center Elementary had the opportunity to go through the "Kids Fire Safety House," a mobile camper-sized house that gives children a hands on opportunity to see hazards and learn what to do in case they see or smell smoke or if a smoke detector is activated.