Junior firefighters


October 9, 2021

Tom LaVenture/Daily Globe

Avery Walowinski has a turn at operating a fire hose with Hurley Fire Department Capt. Tom Conhartoski, as pre-kindergarten classmates from left, Grant Harris and Skylar Olkonen watch as they wait to have a turn. The HFD was at Hurley K-12 School on Thursday to introduce pre-kindergarten through fifth-grade students to the firefighters and equipment along with some fire safety training as part of National Fire Prevention Month in October. 


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HURLEY - Elementary students of Hurley K-12 School spent Thursday afternoon getting a first hand look at fire department equipment and learned about fire safety.

"This is just something we do for the community and kids and the school," said Hurley Fire Chief Mike Sejbl, noting that the department comes to the school annually in October, which is Fire Prevention Month. Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 3-9 for 2021.

"We come here every year and set our rigs up," Sejbl said. "We come in to educate the kids and it's the greatest thing."

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