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Local FD hopes to educate kids on fire prevention

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MOXEE, Wash.-- The East Valley Fire Department kicked off Fire Prevention week with an open house Saturday.

Children and their parents came out for a close-up view of the fire trucks, ambulances, and even a medical helicopter that landed in the middle of the event.

East Valley Firefighters say they're hoping to educate kids this year about the importance of fire prevention, and how to stay safe. 

"We like to get them started on the right foot and just make them aware in what to do in an emergency. Not just fire necessarily, just the basic emergency stuff that they need to know about," said Lt. Keith Schrank.

They had hot dogs and popcorn for everyone who came out and even did a demonstration with the Jaws of Life.
Lt. Schrank says teaching kids how and when to dial 911 and about the danger of matches can save lives and property.