Sparking an Interest in Fire Safety

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Cherry Lane Elementary School students kicked off Fire Prevention Week with visits from members of the Carle Place Volunteer Fire Department on Oct. 23 and 25. The firehouse representatives arrived in a fire truck with their fire apparel, equipment and safety house to give demonstrations and a lesson about what to do during a fire-related emergency. Students were even given the opportunity to use the fire truck’s hose and sit in the cabin. Sparky the Fire Dog, an animatronic Dalmatian who helps children and their families learn about fire safety, whirled around the school’s entrance, making for an exciting day. The visit also served as a launching point for the Cherry Lane Fire Safety Poster Contest.