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Firefighters from Linn County Rural Fire Station 920 in Pleasanton presented a fire safety program last Thursday, Oct. 14, at Pleasanton Elementary.

“We do this program to give the students a basis of what to do in a fire,” said Capt. Jeff Wisdom of Station 920.

“Originally Fire Chief Rob Dent and the Pleasanton City Fire Station did this program,” explained Wisdom, “and they brought us in. This year I brought in other firefighters from other stations so they get an idea of how to present fire safety in their areas.”

“Having the firefighters put on their gear and show the students firsthand about all of their equipment helps ease fearfulness in the event of an emergency,” said teacher Wendy Conley. “We are fortunate here in Pleasanton to have some familiar faces behind the firefighter gear and that really helps the students feel safe.” 

To see the full article, check out this week's edition of the Linn County News or check out the online version here

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