Fire Safety for Kids

By Haley Burton

Fire Safety for Kids

October 11, 2011 Updated Oct 11, 2011 at 5:33 PM EDT

Apalachin, NY (WBNG Binghamton) The Apalachin Fire Department was called to an elementary school. But there was no fire. Instead, kids get schooled in fire safety.

October is National Fire Prevention Month.

Kids at Apalachin Elementary School are getting an interactive experience in preventing and escaping fire in their own homes.

Firefighters guided them through a smoke house trailer which is designed to replicate a kitchen, living room and bedroom.

"There's a lot of important things they need to know. The biggest thing is making sure they have the appropriate equipment in the house, how to call 911 and what to do in an emergency and how to get out safely," said Michael Roden, Apalachin Fire Chief.

Students also got to tour a fire truck and an ambulance.

Each kid got to take home a goodie bag filled with fire safety tips to share with their families.

The events continue on Wednesday.