Portable classroom for fire safety


Hillsboro Fire Chief Ben Steketee (center) introduces Michele Berens?
kindergarten class to the tour as HFD volunteer Rusty Moss (left) and
Craig Smith of HCC listen.


Moss points out an overloaded electrical circuit as a fire hazard in the living room


First-grade teacher Julie Linnens poses her class for a photo with Sparky the fire dog after the tour is over


Moss helps kindergartner Dillon Boldt escape through a smoke-filled bedroom window at the rear of the trailer.

Students at Hillsboro Elementary School and Alexanderfeld School southwest of town learned about fire safety last week with the help of the Blue Dragon Fire Safety House created by Hutchinson Community College. The portable trailer contains three small rooms?a kitchen, living room and bedroom?each with lessons to learn about fire hazards and responses.

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