Meridian Fire Dept. teaches kids about fire safety

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - Preschoolers and Kindergartners at St. Patrick’s Catholic School in Meridian got the chance to learn all about fire safety. The Meridian Fire Department stopped by to talk to the kids about how to be prepared if there was ever a fire in their homes.

They also learned about escape routes, what to do if their clothes caught fire, and who to call once they made it out okay.

Meridian Senior Firefighter Alex Bell, says it’s important to teach kids fire safety at this early age.

“It’s important for them to start learning now that way they know, it’s kind of like a repetition thing. Teach them when their young, they’ll know when they get older like its second nature", says Bell.

The kids enjoyed watching the firefighters put on their special gear, and got the chance to hop onto the big red fire truck.