Shown are the fifth-grade class and Mr. Neuzil, who came and discussed fire safety with them. Pictured in the front row are Hannah Gray, Payton Leahy, Alex Deters, Emily Myrah, Katie Lamb, Sadie Albrecht, Hannah Boudreaux and Collin VanMinsel; second row, left to right, Alex Ellingson, Anna Frydenlund, Chandler Bergrud, Amelia Solum, Jacine Johanningmeier, Carter Bratland, Elizabeth Holty and Marie Petersen; and back row, left to right, Sam Folstad, Ryan Carten, Addison Deschler, Danny Neuzil, Elena Myrah, Brandon Anderson, Michael Blackburn, Kyle Hagen, Alan Michels and Jared Cavanaugh.<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->
Shown are the fifth-grade class and Mr. Neuzil, who came and discussed fire safety with them. Pictured in the front row are Hannah Gray, Payton Leahy, Alex Deters, Emily Myrah, Katie Lamb, Sadie Albrecht, Hannah Boudreaux and Collin VanMinsel; second row, left to right, Alex Ellingson, Anna Frydenlund, Chandler Bergrud, Amelia Solum, Jacine Johanningmeier, Carter Bratland, Elizabeth Holty and Marie Petersen; and back row, left to right, Sam Folstad, Ryan Carten, Addison Deschler, Danny Neuzil, Elena Myrah, Brandon Anderson, Michael Blackburn, Kyle Hagen, Alan Michels and Jared Cavanaugh.

Fire Prevention Week has been observed since 1922, making it the longest running public health and safety observance on record. Danny Neuzil, member of the Spring Grove Fire Department, visited the fifth-grade classroom at Spring Grove Public School last Friday and spoke to them about fire safety. He also took them outside and showed them around one of the department's seven fire trucks. The students will be competing in a poster contest sponsored by the fire department with winning posters going on to the county competition.

This year's theme, determined by the National Fire Protection Association is "Have 2 Ways Out!" On its website, www.nfpa.org, it is noted, "The reality is that when fire strikes, your home could be engulfed in smoke and flames in just a few minutes. It is important to have a home fire escape plan that prepares your family to think fast and get out quickly when the smoke alarm sounds. What if your first escape route is blocked by smoke or flames? That's why having two ways out is such a key part of your plan."