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Students learn 911 safety

Valdosta - South Georgia students are learning the importance of dialing 911.

About 400 Lowndes County students will visit the 911 center this week as part of Public Telecommunications Safety Week. They'll meet the 911 dispatchers and first responders.

Public safety officials hope this event will teach the kids how and when to use 911 and not to be scared of local law enforcement. "It's an opportunity for us to get before the public and community and kids and let them know what we do and how important we are to the community," said Nick Lacey, 911 Director.

Representatives from Lowndes County and Valdosta City police and fire departments will be on hand this week to give the students a lesson in safety.

posted by ashley.harper@walb.com