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Fire Departments Hosts Fire Safety Day Camp

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Firefighter Dave Stelter shows and explains to the children the different equipment stored on the fire trucks and how they will be used.

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TC Williams 2008 graduate Javonta Campbell worked this summer at the Cora Kelly Rec Center. Javonta is showing s group of children one of the nozzles that would be used to spread water on a flame.

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Captain Luis Santano helps the children descend on a chain later after their tour of the Embassy Suites Safe House.

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Captain Santano reviews the information that the children have so far learned about fire safety in their homes.

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The children are guided through the safe house.

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Inside the classroom at the Nannie J. Lee Fire Department training Center, the children are taught what to do if they are awoken and smell smoke in the house or hear the smoke alarm going off. The are instructed to crawl to the nearest door and touch it with the back of their hand, so as not to burn their fingers and see if the door is warm.

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Inside the classroom at the Nannie J. Lee Fire Department training Center, the children are taught what to do if they are awoken and smell smoke in the house or hear the smoke alarm going off. The are instructed to crawl to the nearest door and touch it with the back of their hand, so as not to burn their fingers and see if the door is warm.

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If the children find the door warm and there is a window or another way out, they are instructed to make themselves known to the rescuers.

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If the children find the door warm and there is a window or another way out, they are instructed to make themselves known to the rescuers.

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Firefighter Kim Bosser shows another group of children what a firefighter wears as protective gear. Chief Adam Thiel joined the group during the demonstration.

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If the children find the door warm and there is a window or another way out, they are instructed to make themselves known to the rescuers.

Last week, members of the Alexandria Fire Department worked with children attending local recreation department summer programs in lessons on fire safety. Friday, children from the Cora Kelly Recreation Center participated.