Hundreds of Coon Rapids elementary school students were visited by the Coon Rapids Fire Department and Sparky the Fire Dog between October 7th and 11th.
Every year, the fire department works to share important fire safety messages during Fire Prevention week at every local elementary school. This year’s theme was “Not every hero wears a cape, plan and practice your escape.”
“So we really focus our whole program around practicing how to get out of your home, two ways out of every room and really trying to reinforce that,” said Fire Inspector Robert Erickson.
Second and third grade students practiced escaping from their bedroom and climbing out of a first story window with the help of a mock wall built and donated by Lexington Manufacturing.