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Fire prevention program offered for homeschooled children

Students will receive the same information Superior firefighters bring to elementary schools each fall.

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Superior firefighter John Lundberg raises the ladder on one of the new ladder trucks outside of the Superior Fire Department headquarters on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021.
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SUPERIOR — The Superior Fire Department is hosting a fire prevention program for homeschooled students Monday, Oct. 17 and Tuesday Oct. 18.

Firefighters visit public elementary schools each year to teach fire safety to students. The new Home School Fire Prevention Program is a chance to offer the same fire knowledge to homeschool students. The presentations are available to children in kindergarten through fourth grade, and will take place at the headquarters station, 3326 Tower Ave.

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Superior firefighters place 343 flags outside the Superior Fire Department Headquarters on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021. The Superior Firefighter Union IAFF Local 74 came up with the idea to honor the 343 New York firefighters who died at Ground Zero on Sept. 11, 2001.
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Students will learn about fire safety, tour the station and get the chance to sit in a fire truck. They will be instructed on how to escape from a burning building in the department’s mobile fire house, as well.

There are still 20 spots available for students on Monday, Oct. 17. The Tuesday session is full. Call the Superior Fire Department headquarters at 715-395-1680 and ask for Caleb in the inspection office to sign up for the free program.

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