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Omaha Teens Help Younger Children Stay Safe
Captain David Mann stands in front of a teenage boy, wait-ing for him to say what may be the most important words of the boy's young life.
The boy looks Mann straight in the eye to say: "I am a fire
Mann, who is Public Education Officer for Omaha Fire & Rescue, presents this newest graduate of the department's Juvenile Fire Starter Program with a play safe! be safe!® kit, along with a final assignment. Like each of his fellow graduates, the boy will go through the kit with his parents, then find a daycare center in his neigh-borhood and present the kit and its fire-safety lessons.
Read more in this excerpt from the BIC play safe! be safe! Bulletin.
Sky Lanterns Are "Uncontrolled Fire Hazard"
Paper balloons released into the sky with lit candles inside are often launched for good luck at Asian festivals. But these sky lanterns may end up anywhere, and have been responsible for at least one serious fire. The National Association of State Fire Marshals calls them uncontrolled fire hazards and has adopted a resolution to ban the sale and use of sky lanterns. Read more about sky lantern hazards.
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