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story.lead_photo.caption Fireman Matt Green explained the many knobs, dials and hoses on Gravette’s newly acquired pumper truck. - Photo by Dodie Evans

Students at Decatur Northside Elementary School learned about fire safety when fire trucks, a smoke trailer, ambulance and an Air Evac helicopter visited the school for National Fire Safety Week on Friday. Students in pre-kindergarten through fourth grade participated in the event organized by the Decatur Fire Department. Students first visited a smoke trailer on loan from the Arkansas Children’s Hospital, where Decatur firefighters talked to them about the importance of fire safety around the house, such as smoke detectors and keeping pot handles turned the right way on the stove, how Students also toured the Gravette ambulance and Air Evac helicopters and learned about the medical equipment on board before visiting Gentry’s ladder truck, with its 100-foot ladder fully extended.

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School News, Pages 12 on 10/18/2011

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