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Burlington parades for fire safety

BURLINGTON — Students and teachers took to the sidewalk on Thursday with a message of fire safety.

Burlington Elementary hosted its Fire Prevention Parade at the school, featuring all of the school’s classes.

Chanting slogans like “Don’t play with fire” and “Stop, drop and roll,” students from kindergarten through fifth grades circled the school and shared what they had learned with the gathered community.

Each carried posters with fire safety tips that they had made for the event.

A fire truck from Fayette Township’s volunteer department was set up in front of the school for the event.

Austin Runyon, a member of the department, said crew members had spoken with students earlier in the day.

“We talk to them about fire prevention and safety,” he said. “We talked about smoke detectors and stop, drop and roll.”

National Fire Prevention Week runs through Saturday and events have taken place throughout Lawrence County to educate the public.

The Village of Proctorville also hosted a fire prevention parade this week, while the South Point Volunteer Fire Department was visiting schools as well, bringing in a smoke house to show children how to escape a burning home.