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Firefighters teach safety lessons

October 8, 2003

Leesburg-- Apparently dressing up like a clown is a good way to teach fire prevention to young people.

These are not professional clowns, but Lee County Firefighters. The firefighters might be getting a lot of laughs, but they're also talking about a serious subject--fire safety. Assistant Fire Chief Julian Tye says, "We found out over the years that teaching them at a young age, teaching them all the way through elementary school they remember it a lot, remember it throughout life."

And it works too. The firefighters can cite instances when a young child got out of a burning house safely, remembering what they learned from the demonstration.

Posted at 6:43 p.m. by melissa.kill@walb.com

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