Redstone firefighters made their rounds to spread awareness during National Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 6-12.

Sparky the fire dog showed children at the Marshall Space Flight Center’s Child Development Center what to do if there is a fire during Thursday’s visit from Fire and Emergency Services. Sparky, actually firefighter Joshua Elmore, demonstrated how to crawl under the smoke of a fire. Other firefighters wearing full turnout gear showed the children what it would look like if a firefighter came into their home looking for them. They explained that the youngsters shouldn’t be frightened when they see the gear and the air mask makes them sound scary. Most kids ran up to Sparky to get hugs and give high-fives but a few were happy to stay on the curb and watch from a distance. All the children in the CDC had a chance to meet Sparky as part of Fire Prevention Week.

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