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Merritt Fire Rescue Department and Merritt Secondary School students teaming up to teach area children that "Every Second Counts."
 
Cpt Sky McKeown says the drama club at MSS are once again helping the department pass on the Fire Prevention Week messages to grade three students in the area.
 
"We are injecting some messages. Stay low and go, don't go back into a burning building, if your smoke alarm goes off get up, and get out. All simple messages we are hoping will stick. It's about planting seeds, and giving them the knowledge they need moving forward in order to stay safe."
 
This year's theme for Fire Prevention Week is "Every second counts: Plan two ways out."
 
McKeown says the hope is that children will take what they learned home and create a plan, in case of fire with their families. 
 
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