Photo by Jill Bock, Staff
Oct. 9-15 is National Fire Prevention Week across the United States and as part of the effort members of the Sikeston Department of Public Safety's Fire Division are visiting local schools. The officers are emphasizing the importance of fire prevention and the need to practice a fire escape plans. For youngsters at the SEMO Christian Academy on Wednesday, officer Shane Washburn puts on some of a fireman's breathing apparatus and helmet while officer James Whitley explains fire safety procedures.
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