Viking elementary school kindergarten classes learned about fire safety, with a week of classroom lessons. The fire prevention week ended with a visit from the Pelican Rapids Volunteer Fire Department.  Students had an opportunity to get a close look at the one of the fire trucks, and youngster Angela Juarez Mendoza got a feel for a heavy duty fire hose, pictured here. 

Fire Chief Trevor Steeves and firefighter Jason Nelson displayed equipment and gear, and offered fire safety instruction. 

PHOTOS COURTESY DANA SYVERSON