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Area children learn about fire dangers

Madi Stier was one of many children who found out what it was like to get behind the wheel of a fire truck in Osakis Sunday. (Echo Press photos by Lowell Anderson and Al Edenloff)1 / 5
Children tried on fire department gear and were given play fire hats at the Alexandria event Monday. (Echo Press photos by Lowell Anderson and Al Edenloff)2 / 5
Wyatt Hagen and his dad, Jeff, checked out the LifeLink helicopter and talked to a flight nurse Monday. (Echo Press photos by Lowell Anderson and Al Edenloff)3 / 5
A group watched a simulation of how quickly a kitchen grease fire can get out of hand during the Osakis event. (Echo Press photos by Lowell Anderson and Al Edenloff)4 / 5
Families learned about fire dangers while walking through the Safe House. (Echo Press photos by Lowell Anderson and Al Edenloff)5 / 5

As part of National Fire Prevention Week, the Alexandria and Osakis Fire Departments hosted open houses this week. Children of all ages turned out for fun and educational events.

Echo Press photos by Lowell Anderson and Al Edenloff

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