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Open houses held at fire stations in Norfolk teach about fire safety

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Authorities stressed for families to have working smoke detectors. Authorities stressed for families to have working smoke detectors.

This is national fire prevention week and Siouxland authorities are putting an emphasis on safety.

In Norfolk, Nebraska Sunday, an open house was held at both of the town's fire stations.

There were lots of fun things for families to do and see.

But there's an important message of fire prevention.

Authorities stressed for families to have working smoke detectors and an escape plan that families practice with their kids at least twice per year.

"It is important to have a meeting place. When they do hear them go off, that they learn to go outside, that way they don't hide. If you don't practice with them, generally kids will go to a hiding place. They will hide underneath their bed or just pull the covers over them," Trent Howard, the Norfolk Fire Prevention Manager said.

The Northeast Nebraska Chapter of the American Red Cross was also on hand to help with prevention tips.

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