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Bounce house to educate children on fire safety

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

The Valdosta Fire Department has a new way to get children's attention during fire safety education.

The department just purchased a $20,000 bounce house that doubles as a hands-on classroom.

Inside, children will learn how to stop drop and doll, how to create an emergency exit, and safety tips such as not to play with matches.

"Children are the most susceptible ones to be injured from a fire and the earlier you learn about fire safety and fire prevention you never forget; it's like riding a bike, you never forget," said Fire Chief, J.D. Rice.

The department bought the bounce house with donated money.

Fire Chief Rice says this is the first bounce house of its kind used by a Georgia fire department.

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