This is a posting of events of interest to Shriners in the Western States
140 year of Shriners
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Students get tips in fire safety
The Rapid City Fire Department is teaching area students how to protect against and prevent fires in their homes as part of Fire Prevention Week.
Members of the fire department will spend this week teaching students in kindergarten through second grade how to be fire safe, according to Lt. Brent Long, public education and information officer with the fire department.
With the help of the Shriners, students from Western Dakota Technical Institute's fire science program and puppets, the fire department will touch on subjects like matches are not toys, how and when to call 911, and what to do when smoke is present.
The fire department does the bulk of its public education in conjunction with the national Fire Prevention Week, but will be giving presentations to area students on fire safety for about a month, Long said.