Firemen share lessons for Fire Prevention Week

Firemen Nick Haugen and Dylan Adams show the new Buffalo Center fire truck to Mrs. Meis’ Kindergarten class.

     Several members of the Buffalo Center Fire Department spent last Friday morning at North Iowa Community School, where they taught kids about fire safety as part of Fire Prevention Week.

     Buffalo Center Fire Chief Brian Blodgett told the kids that Fire Prevention Week was started after the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. He says Buffalo Center’s firemen are all volunteers; just like most of the firefighters in the United States.

     The firemen did demonstrations explaining what a fire needs, including heat, fuel, and oxygen. Kids also had an opportunity to use a fire extinguisher, and they got a chance to check out the fire truck.

     “I hope the kids of North Iowa took away some new information on fire safety and had as much fun as the firemen did today,” said Nick Haugen, Secretary of the Buffalo Center Fire Dept. “Thank you to North Iowa Schools for allowing us to come and present to the kids and thanks to the teachers for helping us with the students!”

     Murra Hardware helped out with the event once again this year by donating a smoke detector to each second grade student.