In conjunction with Fire Prevention Week, the Jackson Volunteer Fire Department visited Jackson Elementary and Head Start on Oct. 7 to teach children about the dangers of fire.

The children got a firsthand look at the fire trucks, equipment and firemen in their gear, and learned about “stop, drop and roll,” the importance of changing batteries in smoke alarms, calling 911 in an emergency and not to fear firefighters. After touring a couple of fire trucks, each child received a fireman’s hat and a coloring book to help reinforce fire prevention safety.

Volunteer firemen who visited include Cheryl Scott, Christopher Guillot, Mackenzie Boyd, Cody Weigand and Aly Farris.