Second grade students learn how to survive and escape a house fire

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OLATHE, Kan. -- Knowing what to do in the event of a house fire will significantly increase your chances of survival. Teaching those skills starts young, and that’s why the Olathe Fire Department rolled its Fire Safety House to Brougham Elementary on Thursday.

The second grade students learned first-hand what to do in case there’s a fire.

“If you see smoke, go to the ground, feel your door. Just in case it’s how, look for another exit,” said Brayden Kunstman.

A fire can start anywhere. Firefighters tested the students about the dangers found in the kitchen, living room, and bedroom. They advise to know two exits out of your house and make sure to have working smoke detectors.

Thursday's scheduled visit to Brougham is just one of 30 visits the Fire Safety House will make to Olathe schools this spring. That means about 2,200 students will be trained in fire safety.

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