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Fire Prevention Week
10/7/2019
 
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This week is going to be fire prevention week. Its running from October 6th to the 12th,and local fire companies all getting involved. The Boalsburg fire chief Van Winter told me that the key to this week is communicating with the children about fire safety and how they to can be a hero. Without scaring them away. Fire companies from all over are celebrating the week, the main idea behind it is to notify the people that every day, actions can have heroic results if they know what to do each year, the national fire prevention association comes up with a new weekly theme. This year's theme is not every hero wears a cape, plan and practice your escape. Chief and it tells me that is exactly what they are trying to teach the children in our area. Every household should have an escape plan and the event of a fire. Here's what he has to say. "When teaching children fire safety, I can say it is important to get down to talk to the children at their level. You cannot talk to. And sell to them that the danger is always there. It can happen to you, it can happen to your house, it can happen to the neighbors house. They can play important role in making sure everyone gets out safe." He tells me that on Friday, Boalsburg firefighters will suit up and head over to one of the local schools to try and teach these fire safety tips so that they can possibly be a hero if would happen to them.
  
 
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