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Stop, drop and roll

October 10, 2018

Learning from the pros during Fire Prevention Week

Students from Mrs. Calhoun’s second-grade class at Frankin Elementary School paid a visit to the Ludington Fire Department Monday for a few lessons in fire safety to kick off Fire Prevention Week.

National Fire Prevention week is a chance for firefighters to spread awareness about safety to kids and communities throughout the United States and Canada. It’s sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and started in 1925.

“We’re going to have fun this afternoon,” Lt. John Henderson told students as they split into two groups to learn about everything they could about staying safe during a fire.

“Stop, drop and roll!” the kids shouted in unison as Henderson kicked off the lesson by asking what to do when your clothes catch fire.

He showed the kids how to put the memorable refrain into action by having them take turns kneeling, dropping to the ground and rolling back and forth to extinguish imaginary flames. Then, with the help of firefighter Jim Merryman, he demonstrated how to get dressed in fire safety equipment.

See the full story and photos in Tuesday’s Ludington Daily News print and e-Editions

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