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Louise Durham 1st Graders Learn Fire Safety

Members of Mena Fire Department and the U.S. Forestry Service educated children at Louise Durham Elementary School today (Wednesday, October 7) as part of National Fire Week. First graders at LD were enthusiastic about meeting Fire Pup and Smokey the Bear and learning how to ‘Stop, Drop, and Roll.’

One intuitive first grader asked fire fighters what to do in the case that their parent’s phone has a lock code and they are unable to dial 911. One teacher pointed out that there is an emergency feature on most phone screens. This feature is an important function that children should be taught, along with knowing how to dial 911, and all other safety tips.

For more information on fire safety and educational activities, visit http://www.nfpa.org/safety-information/fire-prevention-week.

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