Firefighters Teach Children Fire Safety

Ponca City Now - October 11, 2013 9:33 am

Clowns have been visiting elementary schools this week to teach kids about fire safety.

The first full week of October is National Fire Prevention Week and the fire department has visited all the elementary schools in Ponca City. .

Fire Marshal, David Van Buskirk said they target kids between kindergarten and third grade.

“We do it as repetition," Van Buskirk said."W e figure if we can catch them in kindergarten and we catch them the next three years after that, usually when we show up were asking the kids and the clowns what to do they already know the response. Which is awesome because than they are going to know what to do if there is an actual fire at their house.”

This year they concentrated on kitchen safety.

Along with the basics of stop, drop and roll, smoke detectors and escape plans.

The department has been doing these shows for more than 25 years.


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