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Area elementary schools practice fire safety

October is National Fire Safety Month, so area fire departments visited local elementary schools to educate students on how to be safe in the event of a fire.

First-grader Maija Gronholz tries on a fire helmet during the Pequot Lakes Fire Department’s visit to Eagle View Elementary School on Tuesday, Oct. 6.Photo by Dan Determan
First-grader Maija Gronholz tries on a fire helmet during the Pequot Lakes Fire Department’s visit to Eagle View Elementary School on Tuesday, Oct. 6. Photo by Dan Determan

October is National Fire Safety Month, so area fire departments visited local elementary schools to educate students on how to be safe in the event of a fire.

The Pequot Lakes Fire Department visited Eagle View Elementary School on Tuesday, Oct. 6. Firefighters broke into teams of three or four and visited individual classrooms, explaining what to do if a student's home is on fire and answering all of the questions the students had.

On Wednesday, Oct. 7, Nisswa Elementary School's day began with a fire drill that brought students out into the parking lot. A few minutes later, the Nisswa Fire Department pulled into the lot with sirens blaring. The department parked three trucks in front of the school and began spraying the building in a demonstration of what the firefighters would do if the building were on fire.

Following the demonstration, students filed into the gymnasium for a presentation by the department about fire safety.

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Dan Determan has been a reporter for the Echo Journal since 2014, primarily covering sports at Pequot Lakes and Pine River-Backus
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