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Massive inflatable house teaches kids fire safety

Albany Fire Department Inflatable Fire Safety House (Source: WALB) Albany Fire Department Inflatable Fire Safety House (Source: WALB)
Assistant Chief Sebon Burns (Source: WALB) Assistant Chief Sebon Burns (Source: WALB)
Brian Bradshaw (Source: WALB) Brian Bradshaw (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Kids at Northside Elementary School spent their Tuesday morning inside a massive inflatable house. 

But it wasn't just for fun.

The Albany Fire Department uses this new inflatable house to teach fire safety to kids in elementary school. 

GRAP, or Georgia Restoration and Protection, donated money to help the fire department purchase the inflatable house. 

"In the restoration industry, we see a bunch of tragedies, where families' homes are burning down, and all kinds of things of that nature.  So we felt it was important to give back to our community and to the children, to maybe help them escape something so it's not as tragic as losing their life," said GRAP Vice President Brian Bradshaw.  

"But once they go inside and understand why we got it, what's on the inside, the message.  It's tremendous.  It's awesome," said AFD Assistant Chief Sebon Burns.  

Students took turns jumping in the house.

And after they went through the fire safety lessons, they slid down the inflatable truck's ladder. 

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