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Local firefighters join Governor's Fire Prevention Day at State Fair

Planning to go to the Minnesota State Fair on Friday, August 27?

Did you know that it is also Governor's Fire Prevention Day and that approximately 20 Alexandria firefighters and explorers will be participating this year?

Upon entering the fair grounds, visit an information booth for a free map highlighting the areas on the grounds where fire safety messages and hands-on training will be offered.

Firefighters invite fair-goers to engage in interactive discussion that could save your life or that of a loved one.

This single-day event reaches more than 100,000 people. Families, adults and children learn first-hand about fire-safe behavior, fire prevention, safe escape from a fire, as well as technological improvements in burn treatment and firefighting equipment.

The "tuition" to gain access to all of this knowledge is the cost of your ticket to enter the fair grounds.

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