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School fire drill uses training smoke

2 years 2 weeks 1 day ago October 10, 2014 Oct 10, 2014 Friday, October 10 2014 October 10, 2014 5:36 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Ambria Washington

PRAIRIEVILLE - An unusual fire drill at the Prairieville elementary gave kids and firefighters a taste of what a real fire would look and feel like.

The Prairieville fire department held a 30 minute drill at Prairieville elementary using a non-toxic smoke. Fire officials said the smoke is used to display a more realistic role. Students were able to participate by pretending to be victims that needed treatment.

First-responders said these drills are crucial for both students and firefighters.

"We want to make sure that they know it's not a joke, said Prairieville fire training coordinator Frank Dellucky. "It's the same with our firefighters, we need to make sure that they are prepared when they get into a school if in fact there actually is a fire."

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