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High schoolers learning fire safety

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SAGINAW, MI (WNEM) -

Saginaw's Deputy Fire Marshal Ralph Martin brought his fire safety program to Saginaw High School.

This is fire prevention week, and he wants to make sure even the big kids know what to do in case of a fire.

"It's definitely important. Sometimes when you get kind of complacent and don't hear the message over and over as much as you do at junior highs and elementary schools," said Martin. "You kind of forget or put it to the side. We try to remind them of how important it is to practice fire safety."

In addition to the fire safety talk, Martin also spoke about the job.

"I also talked about the career of being a firefighter just in case some of them had interest in wanting to be a firefighter someday," Martin said.

Freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors all took part in the fire prevention program today, and even though they've seen the program several times throughout their educational careers, they always come away with something they didn't know before.

"I didn't know that if you was in a second-story building to just, like, hang and then drop instead of just diving out there," said freshman Kevyn Reyes.

Some of the kids' families already have escape plans in place, and the point was stressed about practice, practice, practice.

"It's very important to practice, because if you don't practice with them or let them know a little something, they may get stuck and there probably isn't a chance for them," said senior Marquavis Johnson.

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