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Waterloo Fire & Rescue holds open house to teach fire safety

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The Waterloo Fire & Rescue Department opened their doors at the main fire station for an open house Tuesday to teach fire safety.

During the event, firefighters demonstrated how they would cut apart a car to rescue someone inside. Dozens of children watched in awe as the firefighters took the roof off the car.

The demonstration was just one of many activities to help get kids excited about fire safety, and learn to be prepared in case of a fire.  The department is asking families to plan and practice two ways out of their home during a fire.

 "There is nothing better than to respond to a fire and know that everybody is already out. They have gotten themselves out, and I don't have to think about that; we don't have to think about that. Once they are there, it is just the building and we will do our best to save that, too.  But, once the life safety part is taken care of, it is a lot easier," said Waterloo Fire Battalion Chief Mike Moore.

The open house was part of National Fire Prevention Week. 

For more information on fire safety, head to the Waterloo Fire & Rescue website.

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