The Black River Falls Fire Department hosted several activities in conjunction with Fire Prevention Week to educate students and the public about fire safety.

The department visited Black River Child Care to meet with pre-school and 4-K students Tuesday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. and then went to Teddy Bear Family Child Care pre-school afterwards at 11:15 a.m.

On Wednesday, the department went to Forrest Street Elementary to talk about fire prevention with 4-K students throughout the morning and early afternoon.

The department then came back the next day to talk to kindergarten students in the morning and first grade students in the afternoon.

On Friday morning, the department welcomed second graders from Red Creek Elementary to the fire station for tours.

A safety day event will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at Scholze Ace Home Center in Black River Falls.

The department will then be in Wisconsin Rapids Saturday for a final alarm and roll call at 3:33 p.m. at the Wisconsin State Firefighters Memorial Park.

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Stephen Knoll is a reporter for Jackson County Chronicle. Contact him at 715-284-0085.

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