• Children learn about fire safety
By Brian Bowden

Firefighter Jamarius Tate shows the children that they don’t have to be afraid of firefighters as he offers everybody a chance to hug him. Photo by Brian Bowden.

"Get out, stay out," said Lt. James “Ed” Lewis, of the McDuffie County Fire Rescue, to a group of about 75 children from McDuffie County Head Start who were visiting the station on Jan. 23.
The chant, repeated in unison by all in attendance, was a saying used to teach children to get out of a burning house and don't go back inside. "You don't go back in there for anything, not even toys," said Lewis. "We can replace those, but we can't replace you all."
The children got to learn about fire safety through an instructional video that taught them about the dangers of using matches and lighters, the importance of smoke detectors and the benefits of having a plan to evacuate your house if a fire were to occur.

To read more on this story, see the Thurs., Jan. 30, edition of The McDuffie Progress.





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