"What I do for a living is communicate with people," said Brad Tower in front of an elementary school class in Olympia. "I actually work to change laws."
But, with Olympia firefighter Dave Frost, Brad Tower is helping this class brainstorm a project to start a fire safety campaign at their school.
"I was nervous about it," confesses Brad after it was over. You see, Brad Tower is putting a personal face on fire danger-- actually, three faces. Ben. Maddie. Sam. "This is the first time that I've come and talked in public about the details of the fire." All three kids perished in a house fire at Brad's ex-wife's house in March 2016.
"It raised the temperature there in those rags, until the rags caught on fire all by themselves," he tells the kids.
The fire that night in Centralia had spread to the kids' upstairs bedrooms before their mom awoke in a downstairs room.