Fire Prevention Week

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Students at Reeves Elementary School found themselves in a smoky situation this morning.

This week is National Fire Prevention Week and with the help of the Naval Construction Battalion Fire Department, students crawled through a smoke filled simulation to learn how to handle themselves if they were ever caught in the flames.

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Every year this week is used by firefighters across the U.S. to raise awareness about fire safety and this year the NCBC Fire Department is focusing on the importance of having smoke detectors in your home.  NCBC Fire Inspector Demeterious Baldwin said, “Those hours of the mornings or night when those fires generally happen, our fire alarms in good repair are usually the only thing that can potentially save our lives. It is vitally important that we make sure these things are always functioning and serviceable.”

They also reminded kids to make a meeting spot outside their homes in case of a house fire.