A South Jersey fire department is making sure some of the community's youngest residents know proper fire safety.
On Friday, October 5th, the Margate City Fire Department stopped by Eugene A. Tighe Middle School to teach students about fire prevention and safety to help kick off Fire Prevention Week.
Officials say while the visit is a fun experience for the students, they hope they walk away with important information that will help keep them safe.
"The kids they really respond to the fire department coming here, they like to see us," said Margate City Fire Department Captain Tim Wainwright. "The younger kids, we put them on the fire trucks and they really respond well, and if they take a little bit home with them from the message we're trying to get to them then that's worth it right there."
Fire Prevention Week runs from Sunday, October 7th, through Saturday, October 13th.
To learn tips about fire prevention visit nfpa.org.