Firefighters visit schools within the Paragould service area to deliver a message on fire and life safety; the presentations are divided into two separate formats targeted at specific age groups. All age groups are taught the dangers of playing with fire, what to do in the case of a fire, and the importance of smoke alarms. Early childhood, kindergarten, 1-2 grade classes are taught fire safety and tour an actual firetruck. Older children receive messages that reinforce proper fire safety techniques, and introduces students to first aid, cooking safety and arson awareness. Firefighters also will schedule visits to local day care facilities upon request. They share basic fire safety information with children and show them the firetruck and what a firefighter looks like in bunker (firefighting) gear. The presentation focuses on teaching children that firefighters are their friends, not to play with matches and lighters, and how to safely exit the home in case of fire. To schedule a presentation, call the Paragould Fire Department at (870) 239-7525.