Cherokee Charter Academy's kindergarten class had the opportunity to learn firsthand what a life of service to the community really means.
The children had a visit from area law enforcement and firefighter personnel including the Georgia State Patrol, Cherokee County Sheriff's Office, Cherokee County Fire & Emergency Services, Holly Springs Police K-9 Unit and the Red Hot Fire Truck.
Through social studies and the school's STRIVE curriculum, lessons about "community helpers" have come to life as the guests talked about their training and jobs and showed off the special equipment they use on a daily basis.
The public safety specialists also emphasized the importance of knowing your phone number, address and how to call 911 in an emergency—skills that students need to stay safe.
"Fire can really burn your skin," 5-year-old Alyssa said. "The firemen help you."
"When I grow up," 6-year-old Chase said, "I want to be a policeman. I would help people."