Fire Prevention Week kicked off Monday

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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - The American Red Cross is kicked off Fire Prevention Week Monday. North Platte Fire Department has opened their doors to the public. Preschoolers got a chance to tour the station while learning about fire safety on Tuesday.

They were educated on fire prevention and steps to take during a fire. Firefighters want kids to be comfortable and not fear them.
Their goal is to build a positive relationship with the youth. And they encourage the rest of the community to become familiar with them as well.

Firefighter and EMT Justin Thompson said, "Come interact with us! There's three fire stations here in North Platte that will be readily available for people all month if you have any questions, or if you want to get in and spend some time with us. We'd love to have people come down and just work on building those relationships answer questions and let people know that in this community, they're safe and we're gonna be here 24/7 to take care of them."

The Fire Department will continue to talk about prevention and safety as part of their education program with the schools.