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Firefighters spread fire safety lessons in northern Brainerd lakes area

Pequot Lakes, Nisswa firefighters visit elementary schoolchildren; Pequot Lakes firefighters host annual open house

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Nisswa firefighters spray water as students watch during a visit to Nisswa Elementary School on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021, during Fire Prevention Week. Contributed / Nisswa Elementary School
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Area firefighters marked Fire Prevention Week with educational activities.

On Tuesday, Oct. 5, 12 Pequot Lakes firefighters brought five trucks to Eagle View Elementary School and spoke to all kindergarten through second grade classes.

Meeting outside, the students learned about fire safety and got to see the trucks and Sparky the Fire Dog.

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Nisswa firefighter Josh Waagmeester and other firefighters wear full gear during a fire safety presentation Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021, at Nisswa Elementary School. Contributed / Nisswa Elementary School

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The Pequot Lakes Fire Department held its annual open house Wednesday, Oct. 6, at the fire hall for the community.

Nisswa firefighters sounded sirens Wednesday morning, Oct. 6, as they drove trucks to Nisswa Elementary School. Firefighters used a hose to spray water on the building and then talked to students in the gym about fire safety while dressed in full fire gear.

Students also practiced a fire drill.

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Nisswa firefighters dressed in full firefighting gear make the rounds at a Nisswa Elementary School fire safety assembly Wednesday, Oct. 6, 20201. Contributed / Nisswa Elementary School

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