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Albert Lea fire fighters visit students and share safety tips

ALBERT LEA, Minn. (KTTC)- As a part of Fire Safety Week, the Albert Lea Fire Department put on a presentation for local students and they hope sharing fire safety information at a young age will potentially save lives.

Fire fighters stopped by the Brookside Educational Center to pass along tips on how to be safe in case of a fire. The department brought along the equipment they use when fighting a difficult blaze, including a ladder truck and a water truck, which the kids saw in action. Fire fighters know first hand that these presentations can lead to action that could not only prevent a fire, but save a life in the event of one.

"We'll talk about smoke detectors; the importance of having a smoke detector, the importance of testing the battery and making sure that it's operating," explains Lt. Al Schallock. "And we've had a lot of parents come back and tell us that they've checked theirs and found there is no battery in it, it's not working, and it's been a real eye-opener for them. And these are the children going home and telling them."

The presentations this week all lead up to an open house at the Albert Lea Fire Department on Saturday from 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM where the public can visit the station and talk with firefighters about what their job entails.

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