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Students Take Lessons in Stop, Drop and Roll

Some Waynesboro, Pennsylvania students took a break from the books to learn the basics of fire safety right here in Hagerstown.

HAGERSTOWN, Md. - Some Waynesboro, Pennsylvania students took a break from the books to learn the basics of fire safety right here in Hagerstown.

From stop, drop, and roll; to how to dial 911 for emergencies, the second grade students at Mowrey Elementary School got a day of interactive tips for emergency situations. 

With an instructor from the Franklin County Department of Emergency Services, the class was taught how to crawl under smoke and find the safest exits when escaping a fire. The instructor said the winter brings a higher rate of house fires, and it's important that children are prepared.

"I learned that if there is a fire you feel for the door with the back of your hand," said Ivy Bayer, student at Mowrey Elementary School.

The children also toured the remains of a burned Hagerstown home that caught on fire in August of 1990.



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