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Family Focus: Fire Safety

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Not everything can be learned from a book. That’s why Brian Anderson, a fire inspector for the city of Minot, steps into classrooms to teach kids fire safety tips and drills. By law, daycares are required to have a fire drill once a month.

“With modern building codes and fire prevention practices, we have greatly reduced the number of fatalities from school fires and have almost eliminated them,” Andersen says.

Children at Magic City Day Care Center are taught to line up in single file when an alarm goes off. This helps to speed up the evacuation process.

“They know to stay calm and collected, and just get out as quickly as possible,” daycare center teacher Jessica Rush says.

Activities like coloring also help the kids remember what to do in case of a real life situation.

Rush says the coloring is a representation of an actual fire, showing the kids to stay low, go to a window or a door depending on where the fire is.

There’s one message that Andersen stresses. To get out, stay out and call 911.

 

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