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Kids learn fire safety from Albany Fire Department

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Thousands of students learned about the importance of smoke detectors Wednesday at The Albany Fire department's 20th annual Kids Fire Safety Day show. 

This year, the students saw several skits on how smoke detectors can protect their families and homes. They were also shown other ways to prevent fires. To celebrate their anniversary, the firefighters displayed videos from the special event over the last 20 years.

"We're going to go back and retro some of the older shows, so you can see how far we've come," said Fire Chief James Carswell. "20 years ago, we did strictly hand puppets. Now, we've evolved into more skits and characters and those kind of things."

More than 4,000 kids from Dougherty County and surrounding counties schools packed the Civic Center for the event.

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