Eunice Students Get Lesson on Fire Safety

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

EUNICE, N.M. - About 300 students in Eunice got a lesson on fire safety on Friday afternoon.

On Friday, firefighters with the Eunice Fire Department held and educational safety training at the middle school.

Students were taught how to understand smoke detectors and the principles dialing 911.

Students also had the opportunity to enter a simulated home on fire and practice proper evacuation routes.

"The room starts to fill with smoke, and they are taught to feel the door for heat, the door is actually heated, so they feel from the door, they know they can't get out that way, so they are forced to evacuate through the window on the back side," Captain Ronnie Savell with the Eunice Fire Department, said.

We're told the event takes about 4 to 5 months to prepare.

It was meant to coincide with Fire Prevention and Awareness Week which ended on Friday.