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Alexandria Industries hosts Safety Day event

Alexandria Fire Marshal Dennis Stark discussed the importance of home fire alarms to a group of families from Alexandria Industries at the company’s Safety Day event held Thursday, May 15. (Annie Harman/Echo Press)

Alexandria Industries (AI) hosted its first Safety Day event on Thursday, May 15. 

The event provided staff and their families an opportunity to learn safety skills and receive information that promotes safe habits for everyday life.

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This year’s focus was on home fire safety and distracted driving.

The Alexandria Fire Department brought its Burn House on site for families to learn how to prevent fires in the home.

Fire Marshal Dennis Stark also discussed how to extinguish certain fires and ran drills with groups on escaping a house fire.

Distracted driving activities were presented by Douglas County Public Health.

Simulators were set up for participants to experience what it’s like to text and drive, along with other small hands-on activities that promoted driver safety.

Patty Hoffman, marketing and communications specialist for AI, said that the reason the company decided to start this annual event was to give employees and their families access to information on safe habits useful in day-to-day life.

“For the people who attended the event, they learned valuable safe skills, especially on the dangers of texting while driving,” said Hoffman.

“This will hopefully help them develop good, safe habits.”

Annie Harman
Annie Harman is a reporter for Echo Press and The Osakis Review. She grew up in Detroit Lakes and graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire with a degree in print journalism and history in May 2012. Follow her on Twitter at annieharman
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