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By Rob Langrell
Publisher of The Sidney Sun-Telegraph 

Firefighters make visits to schools, stress use of smoke detectors


Dawn Graves

Lyra Ogden gets over her trepidation of meeting Mike Palmer in his firefighting gear at Central Elementary earlier this week. The Sidney Volunteer Fire Department visited students to teach them about fire safety as part of Fire Prevention Week.

As part of Fire Prevention Week, firefighters are visiting many of the Sidney schools to get their message out.

This year in particular, they're stressing the use of smoke detectors in homes and businesses.

"Smoke detectors is our big push; I wish more people had them," said Dana Reece, a volunteer with the Sidney Volunteer Fire Department who also works as a deputy state fire marshal. "It's important to change the batteries when you change your clocks (for Daylight Savings Time) twice a year. We tell the kids to go home and tell their parents that."

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