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Jacksonville Volunteers Participate in Fire Prevention Month

October 13th, 2008

October is National Fire Prevention Month, a time when we should all be aware of ways to help learn fire safety and prevention. The Jacksonville Volunteers spent a day speaking to first graders at Jacksonville Elementary School. In addition to reviewing with the first graders basic fire safety principles, members talked with the students about being a firefighter. Students got to see all the different components of a firefighterís turnout gear and learned how each of them operates. Students were made aware of what a firefighter will look in an emergency situation. This was done with the goal of lessening the fear that children may have in the event that they require the fire departmentís assistance. Finally, at the end of the presentation students were given a tour of Engine 471, the newest piece of equipment in station 47ís suppression fleet.

Jacksonville Units: E471, U477
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