Fire Prevention Show sparks safety lessons for kids

2016 Fire Prevention Show
2016 Fire Prevention Show

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — A group of kids got a lesson in fire safety Wednesday evening at Jeff High School during the performance of Greater Lafayette’s annual Fire Prevention Show.

For 20 years now, Lafayette and West Lafayette fire departments have put on the performance for kids ages 5-8.

It covers topics like the importance of having smoke detectors, fire escape plans, seat belt safety and calling 911.

“Playing with fire is very dangerous, and you can get hurt very bad,” said Lafayette Fire Department Lt. Brian Perior. “[We show them] what they should do if their clothes were to catch on fire – stop, drop and roll. Starting at this early age, it really helps, and we see it in the community.”

In addition to the public performance, the two fire departments give presentations to several local elementary schools.

In all, about 5,000 kids see the show each year.