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Family event brings Fire Prevention Week to a close

Story and photos by Derek Gean
Assistant editor
dgean@gannett.com

Fire Prevention Week closed out with fun, Saturday, as the Fort Leonard Wood Fire Department hosted Fire Fest on the Exchange parking lot.

Fort Leonard Wood firefighters spent the week in area schools spreading the word about fire prevention and safety. The fest gave them the opportunity to reinforce the message with post Families.

“We usually like to do an open house, so this year we did a Fire Fest,” said Kevin Curtis, assistant fire chief. “We got all the firefighters and fire trucks out here to see our community.”

Hundreds of people spent the afternoon on the parking lot. Children could be seen climbing in the fire trucks, checking out firefighting equipment, and hanging out with Sparky the Fire Dog. The Mobile USO was on hand providing a free lunch. The fire department…     Read More...