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Northwest Fire pairs with elementary schools for fire safety

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Written by: Courtney Rice

The Northwest Fire District is teaching children and the Tucson community about fire safety with the 30th year of the Mini Muster Program, in recognition of Fire Safety Month in October. 

A plaque will be presented to Richardson Elementary School Thursday, Oct. 12, by Northwest Fire, since it was the first school the fire district partnered with 30 years ago with the program.

Flowing Wells School District and Northwest Fire hold these programs across nearly sixteen elementary schools for a hands-on experience over the course of this month.

Some of the events that take place are bucket brigade relay races, extinguishing fake fire with real fire hoses, navigating the smoke trailer and much more.

Northwest Fire District Captain, Brian Keeley, said this program has been rewarding for not only the elementary students, but also the firefighters.

“It is a fun interaction for us. We get to go out there and cheer them on,” said Captain Keeley.

Following the plaque presentation, the program event will begin for the students with the help of teachers and parent volunteers.

Captain Keeley said, “Compared to the things we do day to day it is nice to get out with youths and share our jobs, safety tips, and have young kids do the events with us.”

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