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Lowndes Co. students learn first-hand about life as a firefighter

Open Bible Christian School students learned about what it means to be a firefighter. (Source: WALB) Open Bible Christian School students learned about what it means to be a firefighter. (Source: WALB)
Lowndes Fire and Rescue held a career day for Open Bible Christian School students on Wednesday. (Source: WALB) Lowndes Fire and Rescue held a career day for Open Bible Christian School students on Wednesday. (Source: WALB)
Kids witnessed first-hand how fires are put out, learned how to react if a fire gets out of control and they even did some extinguishing of their own. (Source: WALB) Kids witnessed first-hand how fires are put out, learned how to react if a fire gets out of control and they even did some extinguishing of their own. (Source: WALB)
LOWNDES CO., GA (WALB) -

Instead of asking kids, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" Lowndes County firefighters are showing students what they can be.

Lowndes Fire and Rescue held a career day for Open Bible Christian School students on Wednesday.

Kids witnessed first-hand how fires are put out, learned how to react if a fire gets out of control and they even did some extinguishing of their own.

"Well, stay low to the ground, that way you don't inhale the smoke. And to use the back of your hand to feel the doors to see if it's hot or not, or if there's a fire in there," answered Open Bible Christian fifth-grader Olivia Brown when asked what she learned.

Firefighters said they would love for students to be inspired enough to enter the public safety field.

But the most important part of Wednesday was making sure children are informed and well prepared.

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