Teaching families fire safety

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October 03, 2002|By Molly Knight

Stop," "drop" and "roll." They're just three simple words, but if used at the right moment, they can be lifesavers.

It's important for every member of a family to know how to get out of a fire alive. That's why Barnes & Noble in Towson is inviting kids and parents to a presentation about fire safety on Monday at 10 a.m. The first lesson will come from books, including Clifford the Firehouse Dog, Firefighters and Firefighter Frank.

After story time, volunteer firefighters Jen and Danny Coolhan will give an interactive lesson in fire safety. With their tools in hand, they'll tell kids how fires start, how they're fought and what to do if they smell smoke.

"Fire safety is something a lot of kids learn in school," says Michelle Stinson, community-relations manager for Barnes & Noble. "But it's easy to forget these things. That's why this is for the parents, too."

Barnes & Noble is at 1 E. Joppa Road. Call 410-296-7065.

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