Fire Prevention Week at Ferdinand Elementary

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    Ferdinand Elementary second-grader Mason Tobin tried to walk around in fire gear during recess Friday. The Ferdinand Volunteer Fire Department visited the school to teach students basic fire safety skills in observance of National Fire Prevention Week. Mason's father, Mike, is a member of the department. Ariana van den Akker/The Herald

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    Ferdinand Elementary first-grader José Cruz climbed onto the side of a firetruck during recess Friday. The Ferdinand Volunteer Fire Department visited the school to teach students basic fire safety skills in observance of National Fire Prevention Week. Ariana van den Akker/The Herald

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    Ferdinand Elementary first-graders Eli Martin, left, Hayden Akpan and Julian Verkamp played on a firetruck during recess on Friday. The Ferdinand Volunteer Fire Department visited students at the school to teach them basic fire safety skills in observance of National Fire Prevention Week. Ariana van den Akker/The Herald

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    Ferdinand Elementary first-graders Bryson Frick, left, and Hattie Dilger played on a firetruck during recess Friday. The Ferdinand Volunteer Fire Department visited the school to teach students basic fire safety skills in observance of National Fire Prevention Week. Ariana van den Akker/The Herald

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    Ferdinand Elementary second-grader Aubrey Luebbehusen, left, held her ears as the firetruck's horn sounded while classmate Ali Wahl played on the truck during recess Friday. The Ferdinand Volunteer Fire Department visited the school to teach students basic fire safety skills in observance of National Fire Prevention Week. Ariana van den Akker/The Herald

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    Ferdinand Elementary second-grader Ashlyn Dilger looked at her friends through the window of a firetruck during recess Friday. The Ferdinand Volunteer Fire Department visited the school to teach students basic fire safety skills in observance of National Fire Prevention Week. Ariana van den Akker/The Herald

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    Mike Tobin of of the Ferdinand Volunteer Fire Department, left, crawled into Karen Wendholt's third-grade classroom at Ferdinand Elementary as Shelby Altman, second from right, and Ryan Blackgrove watched Friday. Tobin crawled into the classroom to show the students how firefighters enter a burning building. Members of the fire department visited the school to teach students basic fire safety skills in observance of National Fire Prevention Week. Ariana van den Akker/The Herald

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    Ferdinand Elementary third-graders Sara Hamilton, right, Erica Werner and Jate Merrimon watched Mike Tobin of the Ferdinand Volunteer Fire Department crawl around the classroom in his fire gear Friday. Tobin crawled into the classroom to show the students how firefighters enter a burning building. Members of the fire department visited the school to teach students basic fire safety skills in observance of National Fire Prevention Week. Ariana van den Akker/The Herald

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    Ferdinand Elementary second-grader Addison Weyer tried on a firefighter's hat during recess Friday. The Ferdinand Volunteer Fire Department visited the school to teach students basic fire safety skills in observance of National Fire Prevention Week. Ariana van den Akker/The Herald