The Mansfield Fire Department posted an educational video last week to its website that teaches youths how to react in fire emergencies.
In honor of fire prevention week, Mansfield firefighter David Kepleskey created a rap song and video in his firehouse featuring fellow firefighters Rick Landry, Jared Morse and Captain Will Cornell.
The idea to create the song and video came from previous experience, Kepleskey said. Having been a teacher before he began his firefighter career, he said he used videos to teach in his classroom.
“I would make some rap videos for my students at the beginning of the year to talk about my classroom expectations for the year,” Kepleskey said. “Those kind of took off in the school I was teaching at, so when I became a firefighter, I took that previous hobby and brought it to fire prevention.”