Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Rattlesnake Ridge Elementary School second-grader Harrison Easby transfers water from one tank to another during a bucket brigade relay race at the school's mini-muster event last week.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Ashlin Gurvine crawls out of a room filled with simulated smoke as volunteer Yesenia Fimbres makes sure she gets down safely.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Second-grader Sierra Burton races across the field with a bucket filled with water during a competition at the mini-muster.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Gabby Aguirre, a second-grader at Rattlesnake Ridge Elementary, gets some help from wildland firefighter Matt Storms last week as she tried to knock a cone over using the fire hose.
Posted: Tuesday, October 14, 2008 11:00 pm
In honor of Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 5 through 11, Northwest
Fire and Rescue takes their “Mini-Muster” to elementary schools’
second-graders throughout the Northwest.
Spanning 15 schools and involving about 1,500 students, the fire
department sandwiched educational information with fun and
Activities ranged from the students getting their hands on an
actual fire hose to carrying a bucket of water in a bucket
During fire-escape activities, students learned how to properly
roll out of bed, crawl to the door and check it for heat, while
another activity put kids in an enclosed room with simulated smoke
so they could experience what it might be like first hand.
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