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Kids Rescued in the Classroom; Part of Fire Safety Training

ROGERS, AR-- Firefighters are getting ready for a busy winter as the temperatures drop. The Benton County Fire Marshal says a chimney and a furnace caused two fires in one week recently. So, the Rogers fire department is making sure everyone's prepared for the worst case scenario, including children.
ROGERS, AR-- Firefighters are getting ready for a busy winter as the temperatures drop. The Benton County Fire Marshal says a chimney and a furnace caused two fires in one week recently. So, the Rogers fire department is making sure everyone's prepared for the worst case scenario, including children. That's why crews were out at Rogers' Westside Elementary Wednesday morning for fire drills as part of Fire Safety Awareness Month.

"The time to find out if you know how to get out of a house if it's on fire is not when it's on fire.," says Rogers Fire Captain William Rumsy. "They need to practice these drills. So if they do have something bad happen they'll know what to do and can teach their parents that." We're told Arkansas ranks number one in fire deaths among children ages 9 to 12.

Wednesday's exercise was an effort to bring down that number. Meanwhile, The Arkansas Children's Hospital was also out with firefighters earlier Wednesday morning. They received a check from Kohl's to go toward wellness programs at the hospital.


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