October 17th, 2018
Liberal Local News

fire prevention photoSparky the Fire Dog helps a MacArthur Elementary School student navigate a fire safety drill at school last week. The Liberal Fire Department will be keeping busy the rest of the month with other Fire Prevention Month activities. L&T photo/Robert PierceELLY GRIMM
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October is Fire Prevention Month around the U.S., and the Liberal Fire Department will be keeping busy this month educating many young minds in the community. 

“Fire Prevention Month is focused a lot more on the younger students in the district so we're going to be visiting with all the second graders and third graders in USD 480, so during the next few weeks we're going to be talking to about 750 students about fire prevention and go through all that with them,” LFD Fire Marshall Cody Regier said. “The motto for this year is 'Look, Listen, Learn – Fire Can Happen Anywhere' and what we're emphasizing is you're looking for hazards and things that could potentially cause a fire, you're listening for the smoke alarm and then learning your two ways out of every room and they need to be clutter-free. A big thing is a lot of children will have a big dresser in their room and there's a TV on it and a lot of parents put that stuff in front of a window, but that potentially blocks a way out if there's an emergency.”

Overall, Regier said, he and the rest of the LFD are excited to pass on their knowledge. 

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