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Windsor firefighters visit after-school program

Firefighters with Windsor Severance Fire and Rescue visited students at the First Choice After School Kare program this week to teach about fire safety and equipment.

Firefighters spoke to a group of 25 children of all ages about knowing their phone numbers, home addresses and places to meet in case of fire.

Students went outside to learn about fire trucks and equipment. Figherfighters explained the importance and use of tools stored on the sides of the truck, like axes and hoses.

"I learned that a fire hose is 1,000 feet long," said third-grader Emma Taylor.

Some students were impressed just by the firefighters' visit.

"My favorite part was looking inside the truck," said third-grader Grant Giezen. "I have never seen the inside of the truck before."

First Choice A.S.K. is an after-school program that provides students with snacks, playtime and homework help.

Owner Bill Black makes sure students are supplemented with other activities such as horseback riding or visits from the Colorado Eagles hockey team.

"We make sure they always get their homework done first," Black added.