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Chiefland Fire Rescue teaches kids about fire safety

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 In October, members of Chiefland Fire Rescue visited several schools and children's organizations in an effort to educate children about fire safety and prevention.  More than 1,000 children, ranging in age from 5 to 9, were visited by CFR.  Educational topics included knowing how to dial 911 in an emergency, devising an escape plan and the importance of not playing with fire.

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Also, CFR would like to remind area residents to change the batteries in their smoke detectors.  About 3,000 people die in house fires each year, mostly between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. when residents are sleeping, according to a CFR press release.  Chiefland Fire Rescue is willing to provide assistance to anyone needing help installing new batteries in smoke detectors.  For more information, call 493-6771.