Mike Cothern with a Seahawk future fireman

Mike Cothern with a Seahawk future fireman

If you have a question about fire safety, ask a White Rock Elementary kindergartener.

On Tuesday, the Seahawks welcomed Mike Cothern, WRE dad and public safety officer for the town of Highland Park. Mike is trained as a fire fighter, a police officer and a paramedic, and he gave all the kindergarten classes instruction in fire safety and fire prevention. (Did you know that every 16 seconds, a fire department somewhere in the United States responds to a fire?)

Mike, a former Marine officer and 5-time Iron Man triathlete, graduated from Lake Highlands High School in 1991. He and wife, Ashly, have four children, who attend (or will soon attend) WRE.

The White Rock Elementary kindergarten hears from Mike Cothern

The White Rock Elementary kindergarten hears from Mike Cothern.

Kindergarten students try on firefighters' gear.

Kindergarten students try on firefighters’ gear.