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Vestal Fire Department helps students learn about fire prevention

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Saturday, October 8 to Sunday, October 15 is Fire Prevention Week, the theme this year is "Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!" 

On Thursday morning Ken Fortier, who is part of the Vestal Fire Department and the Fire Prevention officer, went to Glenwood Elementary school to teach kids about fire prevention. Fortier and his team use a trailer equipped with a stove, refrigerator, TV, microwave and small bedroom. The trailer is set up with fire hazards that kids learn about and can recognize at their own homes. 

Kids also learn through demonstrations and hands-on learning about 911, smoke alarms, lighters, how to get out of a home safely and more. 

To learn more about Fire Prevention week click here

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