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Lafayette Fire receives two new vehicles

Fire education is easier to preach for the Lafayette Fire Department.

Posted: Oct. 17, 2018 11:53 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Fire education is easier to preach for the Lafayette Fire Department.

It received two new pick-up trucks decked out with fire safety equipment and messages.

The department plans to use them at outreach events and fire inspections.

Brian Alkire says the design is family friendly in hopes that kids will want to learn about fire safety.

The whole team is always ready with fire safety tips.

He shared some with us on how to handle a fire while cooking.

"The first thing you should do is put a tight lid over it," said Alkire. "That will smother the fire. It will contain the oxygen, burn out the oxygen. You don't want to try to pick up the pot or pan and move it to the sink and you definitely don't want to throw water on it. Those two items will get you hurt. 

Alkire says to make sure to check your smoke alarms because, as the new trucks say, smoke alarms save lives.

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