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Pre-schoolers at Penta learn fire safety tips

(Toledo News Now) - As part of Nation Fire Prevention Week, preschoolers at Penta received tips Wednesday on how to stay safe in the face of a fire. 

Thirty children participated in two sessions. They learned to look for two ways out of their house and they received smoke detectors.

Students from the EMT-fire science program served as instructors.

The pre-schoolers got an up-close look at the fire gear every fire fighter wears and some of them even got to try it on.

This was the first year that the students planner and taught the pre-schoolers.

"I remember I was in kindergarten actually when they came in and were talking to us, my local fire department. They had an emergency run while I was there and that was the highlight of my day, not only getting to see the firemen but them getting to leave my school running lights and sirens was one of the things as a kid," said senior Cuyler Kepling.

"At my home school, which is North Baltimore, we do fire prevention and I'd done it with my dad since I was little and so I thought one night, 'why not?' Every kid should have a little knowledge about fire safety," said senior Paige Cotterman.

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