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GBFD hosts Fire Prevention week at local schools

A Holy Family sixth grade student climbs out a window of the Mobile Fire Safety Trailer on Wednesday during Fire Prevention Week. The bedroom of the trailer is filled with fog to represent smoke in a real fire and teaches the students on how to climb out of a window safely.

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The Great Bend Fire Department is conducting Fire Prevention Week throughout the local schools and on Wednesday crews from the department were at Holy Family School to teach students about fire safety.
“This training is very important to the students, they look forward to every year and they get a better understanding fire safety,” Fire Inspector Mark Orth said. “By teaching these students about how fires are started, it will help them in the prevention of fires.”
This year the GBFD used two training instruments to teach the students. The Mobile Fire Trailer and the new fire extinguisher training tool ...


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