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By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –Firefighters put on clown suits and costumes,dancing and singing, to teach South Georgia kids important fire safety lessons.

More than four thousand kids from eight South Georgia counties packed the Albany Civic Center for the 16th annual Kids Fire Safety Day.

Kids from Clay to Turner County attended the show. More than 30 firefighters were involved in the production, teaching kids to not play with matches, the importance of smoke detectors, and to stop, drop, and roll if they ever were on fire.

Albany Fire Department Chief James Carswell said  "We learned a long time ago that if we entertain the children while we pass the message on, they'll take that message back home with them, and discuss it with their parents. And that's what it's all about."

The firefighters have a lot of fun playing clown and entertaining the children, but most say they have seen kids injured in fires, and hope this show will protect them.

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