LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - A cast of characters took the stage at Lafayette Jeff High School to teach kids important safety tips.
The annual Fire Prevention Show put on by the Lafayette and West Lafayette Fire Departments was held at the Rohrman Center for the Performing Arts Wednesday night.
Through skits, music and an appearance by Sparky the Fire Dog, kids learned about a variety of safety topics, including the importance of smoke detectors, home emergency plans and seat belts.
Lafayette Fire Department Assistant Chief Ron Ritchey said teaching these things younger is better.
"We like to catch them early, teach them what they need to do and believe it or not, they carry these lessons throughout their lives," said Ritchey. "I just heard the other day that there was young adult, still in his early 20's, singing the songs that he came to the show and watched 16 or 17 years ago."
Wednesday night's show was free for the hundreds of people in the audience.
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