Kids learn about fire prevention

Children from a young fives class at Aspen Ridge Elementary School line up to tour the cab of a fire truck during a fire prevention event on Thursday. Fire departments from Ishpeming, Champion, Humboldt, Michigamee and Spurr townships work with the NICE Community School District annually during Fire Prevention Week to engage children from young fives through third grade about fire safety. In addition to touring the fire trucks, the students participated in fire safety demonstrations and met Fritz the Fire Dog. The Ishpeming Fire Department also distributed 380 toy fire trucks to the students. The gifts were donated by Toys for Tots. (Journal photo by Lisa Bowers)