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Youngsters learn fire safety in Mt. Oliver


Lt. Andy Marsh talks to Head Start students at the Mt. Oliver Firehouse.

Recently, the children from Alberta Whitaker's room at the Rochelle Street Head Start program visited the Mt. Oliver Fire Department and talked with Lt. Andy Marsh.

Lt. Marsh discussed the importance of fire safety as it relates to the young age group. They participated in the "Stop, Drop and Roll" exercise and the "Stay, Low and Go" exercise. All the students had their pictures taken while on the fire truck and each received a badge for being a great student.

Lt. Marsh was recently awarded First Prize by the Institute of Fire Prevention Officers and the Surefire Organization, based in the U.K. for an article he wrote on the importance of Fire Prevention for the website Everyone Goes Home. That website assists firefighters with ideas, strategies and training as it works towards reducing line of duty deaths and injuries of firefighters.

The Mt. Oliver Fire Department has information regarding fire safety and fire prevention on their website, http://www.mtoliverfiredepart The fire department also encourages its residents to fill out and return the Pre-Plan Worksheet to the fire department so they are better prepared to respond to a residence, especially homes with elderly or special needs.


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