Harrisonburg Fire Department marks fire prevention week with exhibits

  • Source: WHSV-TV ABC 3 News
  • Published: 10/09/2019 09:41 AM

Lieutenant Erin Stehle with the Harrisonburg Fire Department said they are hosting field trips with children in school to talk about fire safety. "The things that they're learning here, the displays, if their parents aren't here then that opens up that door of communication so that when they do get home they're able to talk to their family about what they've learned," said Stehle. There are a variety of exhibits set up that include burned furniture taken from homes that caught on fire in Harrisonburg. "That's our shock value. That gets people to slow down and often times we hear people being like, 'Oh my gosh, I need to check my smoke alarms,' and so if that's what helps the public, and that kind of sparks the thought of 'Hey, we need to go home and do that,' then that's what this week is all about," said Stehle.


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