The Fire Escape Press Release

VIRTUAL REALITY A REALITY FOR CHICAGO STUDENTS 

Unprecedented Fire Safety Program Now Available for Chicago Elementary School Students 

CHICAGO, IL – The Chicago Fire Department (CFD), together with the Chicago Fire Department Foundation (CFD Foundation) and Wintrust today unveiled the first-of-its-kind fire safety initiative entitled The Fire Escape, a 15-minute immersive experience that teaches the 10 Steps to Fire Safety to Chicago’s elementary school students. Fifth graders at St. Sabina Academy on Chicago’s South Side were among the first in the US to put on Oculus GO headsets and learn the 10 Steps through this virtual reality (VR) program. The Fire Escape helps to mark 30 years of fire safety education provided by the CFD to Chicago schools. 

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