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ALBERT LEA, MN – Some local students are learning an important lesson.
Members of the Albert Lea Professional Firefighters group are going around to area elementary schools and giving a homework assignment to first graders.
The kids are given a fire safety work sheet to bring home and fill out with their families.
“Discuss with their parents smoke detectors, the number to call in case of an emergency, what to do if they’re on fire, how to get out of the house, operation edith, getting two ways out of the home and a safe place to meet,” said Albert Lea Fire Department Lt. Trevor DeRaad.
If the students complete their assignment, they’ll get a fire safety themed t-shirt from the department later this week.