Defiance Elementary School is celebrating community helpers this week and next week, by inviting them to the school to share what they do in the community.

On Thursday morning, Austin Daniels and Weston Rivers of the Defiance Fire Department spoke to students and answered questions about Fire Safety Month, while firefighters Tyler Flory and Craig Vogel showed students a department fire engine and ambulance.

Later in the day, Drew Shindler, owner of Baker-Shindler Company, and Jeremy Welch of Baker-Shindler, showed students a cement mixer, answered questions, and let them see into the cab of the vehicle.

On Wednesday, DES school resource officer Mark Janowiecki spoke to the students and answered their questions.

On Friday, Defiance Mayor Mike McCann visited the school and spoke to students about his duties as mayor.

This coming week, the school will get a visit from Michelle Egler, a nurse practitioner; Bob Morton, superintendent of Defiance City Schools; and students will hear from K-2 principal Deanne Held about her duties at Defiance Elementary.

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