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Kindergarten class learns from fire department

Chris Cunningham, Liz Steffen and Tyler Smith of the Backus Fire Department met with Pine River-Backus kindergartners June 6 to give them fire safety instructions.

Cunningham led a presentation in which firefighters showed students their gear and told them how to safely react in case of a fire. Smith donned his complete fire gear to show students how difficult it can be to understand firefighters who are wearing a Self Contained Breathing Apparatus.

The purpose of this exercise was to teach students not to be afraid of firefighters who respond to fires.

Students also got the chance to hold a fire hose nozzle and see a halligan tool. At the end of the presentation, students received stickers, pencils, refrigerator magnets and fire helmets. Pine River Police Chief Paul Sand brought in Dilly Bars for the students.

Travis Grimler
(218) 855-5853