Clown, puppets teach Onalaska kids about fire safety

Firefighters teach area kids for National Fire Prevention Week

Onalaska elementary school students got a special lesson Tuesday.

As part of National Fire Prevention Week firefighters put on a show for kindergarten through second graders in the district.

The firefighters used a clown, puppets, and magic to grab the kids attention.

Their goal is to get the kids talking with their families about evacuation plans, keeping doors closed to contain fires, and the importance of smoke detectors.

“You have to change your smoke detector twice a year,” said Northern Hills second grader Rylee Greek.

“It’s about an hour out of their day, but I think it’s well worth it for them to learn life safety lessons from the fire department,” said Onalaska Fire Safety Educator ‘Flash’.

After the show the kids walked across the street to the fire station for a tour.