Students in South Sioux City, Nebraska, take part in Fire Prevention Week

SOUTH SIOUX CITY, Nebraska (KTIV) – Students at a South Sioux City, Nebraska Elementary School take part in Fire Prevention Week.

The South Sioux City Fire Department transported a trailer house to Harney Elementary in South Sioux City for the training.

During the simulation, second graders were able to feel the door to test if it’s hot, climb out windows, or use ladders, depending on the circumstances.

The purpose of the training is to show students how to exit a building safely and as quickly as possible, in case of an emergency.

“Anytime we have an opportunity to teach and to instruct, and this is our week that we get to stand up and bring a program to the schools a program that has been developed over a period of time, and year after year this is a very knowledgeable program,” said Clint Merithew, South Sioux City Fire Department Chief.

Chief Merithew also says that by the end of the week they will have gone to 5 different schools, and reached about 1,100 students.

Xava Parra

Xava Parra

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