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PHOTOS: Special Needs Students Visit Riverdale Heights Fire Station

Two dozen students visited the fire station for a tour and fire safety prevention tips.

The Riverdale Heights Volunteer Fire Department hosted two dozen Prince George’s County Public School special needs students at its station on Thursday,  provided students with fire safety and injury prevention education, according to Prince George’s County Fire Department spokesperson Mark Brady.

Students were given a tour of the ambulance and fire engine, and firefighter medic Brian Mangino gave a demonstration of the protective equipment firefighters wear so students could see and hear what fully suited firefighter looks and sound like.

Kids were also given fire safety and prevention tips by firefighter/medic, Lt. Brian Dougherty.

“Based on the expression on the face of the students, the fire station visit was educational, entertaining and sure to have created those memories,” wrote Brady in a press release.

Sarah Wayland January 19, 2013 at 02:26 PM
I'm so proud of our Fire Department and our public schools for arranging this! It's so important for kids to know that in an emergency that super-hero guy with a covered face stomping towards you is there to help you. Kudos to all!

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