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Elementary students learn from our local heroes

During National Fire Prevention Week, October 5-9, 2015, attention is focused on promoting fire safety and prevention.  However, we should practice fire safety all year long. Many potential fire hazards go undetected because people simply do not take steps to fireproof their home. The Maywood Volunteer Fire Department met with Preschool through 5th grade students on October 5th and 8th at the Maywood Fire Hall. The students got to look into the fire truck cab, compartments, and tour the ambulance.  They also got to practice spraying the water hoses. Each child was given a smoke detector and a water bottle!  Please discuss Fire Safety with your families and where your ‘safe’ meeting spot is in case of a fire.  Also, having students learn to dial 9-1-1 on a cell phone is very important in the case of an emergency.