The Hartley Sentinel-The Everly/Royal News - Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

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By Iesha Toft
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Stop, drop and learn

Everly and Royal fire departments take Fire Prevention Week seriously


October 8, 2020


Royal Fire and Rescue Chief Matt Goyette and fireman Nathan Boblit show CC/E's second and third grade the bells and whistles of the fire engine.

This week marks the National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA) 98th year of publicly observing Fire Prevention Week. President Calvin Coolidge declared Fire Prevention Week a national observance in 1925, which gives it the title of the longest-running public health observance in the United States. The week entails teachers, adults and children learning how to stay safe in situations involving a fire.

The role of firefighters in communities is of obvious importance to all. This week the local heroes come together to assure their community is safe by providing lifesaving education to the...

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