During Fire Prevention Week, Valdosta Firefighters Teach Kids About Fire Safety

Oct 10, 2016

This week is National Fire Prevention Week, and Valdosta Firefighters want the public to be more aware of fire safety—particularly kids.

Valdosta Firefighters have been visiting area schools and churches in fire trucks or with their mobile “Kid’s Safety House” to talk about how to be safe in the event of a fire. That includes running through simulations and teaching the standard stop, drop, and roll. Some schools are also scheduled to get fire station tours. And, VFD Senior Community Educator Tangela Rowe says firefighters will also go to the mall this week.

“Thursday and Friday, we’ll be doing a puppet show at the mall,” said Rowe, on the city's youtube channel. We’ll also be doing more fire safety for the kids and that will be fun as well. “You can call station 1 at 229-333-1835, or you can just send me an e-mail at trowe@valdostacity.com.”

Fire Prevention Week ends Saturday. This year’s theme places an emphasis on replacing smoke alarms, every 10 years. Firefighters say a working smoke detector may be the key to reducing fire fatalities by half.

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