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.


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.