Students visit Negaunee Fire Station for Fire Prevention Week


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NEGAUNEE — It’s Fire Prevention Week – and students are practicing what to do in the event of a fire. 

When asked what she learned today, one student said, “I learned about safety and the numbers 911.”

These were just a couple of talking points during Lakeview Elementary’s visit to Neguanee Fire Department.

Katie Trudgeon, Jr. KindergartenTeacher at Lakeview Elementary, explained, “The kids are so excited we get to come and learn about fire safety. The kids get to try helmets on, they get to try the outfits on, they’re so excited to go through the fire truck, they get to practice driving and buckling up. It’s just an exciting time for them to learn that firemen are safe and that they’re here to help us. And then, they get to connect with them as well.”

“We want to reassure them that we’re there to help them. And if they see us at a fire or they hear us calling out for them, if they’re still inside, that we’re there to help them,” said Jeffery Gardyko, Assistant Fire Chief at Negaunee Fire Department. “We might sound a little different, we’re going to look different, but we’re there for their protection.”

And while there was plenty of learning to be had on today’s trip, there was also plenty of fun.

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