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Fire Education: The True Meaning of Public "Education"

By Becki White Although every fire is different, the scenes generally play out the same: The trucks rush in. Sometimes a few firefighters are scurrying around to get initial tasks completed so suppression can start. Sometimes you arrive later when the block is filled with flashing lights spilling across neighbors’ lawns. Neighbors and homeowners are gathered outside, watching the firefighters work while fire and smoke reaches into the sky. You can usually spot the homeowners, watching with horror as they experience arguably the worst day of their lives. As all their possessions float into the sky, tied into the particles of smoke that billow upward, they wonder what they could have done d...

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