Teaching Kids About Fire Safety
This month Ocala fire fighters are dedicating their time to teach hundreds of children about fire prevention and safety.
On Monday firefighters visited "Angels in Arms" childcare in Ocala to speak with children as young as two years old.
The firefighters taught the kids the importance of having a home escape plan, knowing when to call 9-1-1 and never to be scared of a fire fighter.
The children also learned never to hide in a closet or under the bed, but instead to find an exit door immediately.
"A lot of the kids don't know. There parents don't go over this stuff with them. The schools have started doing it now during fire prevention so we are here to help with that and assist the schools," sdaid Ocala Fire Engine Operator Josh Phillips.
"Often times kids are not aware of what to do when dangerous situations, so it gives the kids an opportunity to learn the correct procedures to follow," said Beryl Brown who is a teacher at Angels in Arms.
Ocala fire fighters will be visiting several other schools during the month of October.
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