Rides to School on Fire Trucks for Fire Prevention Week

October 11, 2017 10:29 PM

Brooklynn Johnston arrived at Homecroft Elementary in style on Wednesday.  She was aboard a Duluth fire truck!

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She and three other students won a contest sponsored by the fire department. It's aimed at raising awareness about smoke detectors, good batteries, and escape plans.

Fire Marshal Marnie Grondahl said they have the kids take the safety checklist home. Then the kids return them, and four are chosen at random.

"We've been doing this since 2002. It's a great motivation for kids to sit down and talk about things with their families. Because who doesn't want a ride to school in a fire truck," she said.

Because winter is approaching, she reminded us that carbon monoxide detectors are important as well.

Two students got the rides on Wednesday. Two more get them on Thursday.

Also, on Saturday, there is an open house at the main fire hall in Duluth, from 11am-2pm.


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