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Local Departments Partner for National Fire Prevention Week

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The Mansfield and Huntington Fire Departments teamed up to host a fire prevention program for students at Mansfield Elementary and ABC Preschool on Thursday, October 7.

Mansfield Fire Chief Michael Smith speaks to MES students about being fire safe.

This, in observation of National Fire Prevention Week.

Students learned they should make a fire escape plan and speak with their parents about a safe meeting place in case of a fire.

“I know we look scary, but I promise you, we are here to help,” stated Mansfield’s Chief Michael Smith. Huntington Fire Assistant Chief Gary Lawrence added, “never go back into building once you have escaped. Ninety percent of those who go back inside never come back out.”

Chief Smith and Fireman Jason Teague
Huntington Assistant Chief Lawrence and Firemen Kameron Delp and Jason Teague

The two departments boast over 100 years of firefighting experience. Volunteer firefighters Jason Teague and Kameron Delp assisted in the demonstration.

Students at the elementary and preschool were able to explore both the tanker truck and special operations unit.

Chief Smith assists MES students as they explore the tanker.
Assistant Chief Lawrence provides a tour of the special operations unit.

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