TEMPLE It's only appropriate since this has been designated as Fire Safety Week that Temple school students received fire safety lessons when the Farm Bureau safety trailer paid a visit to their school.
The safety trailer is a 34-foot mobile classroom complete with a kitchen, a living room with a fireplace and a smoke machine that simulates how a house will fill with smoke from a fire. The realistic smoke simulation provides a non-toxic atmosphere.
Students learn to crawl out of a smoke simulated area, feeling their way around heated doors that simulate flames or heat.
The program targets grade school students, but all the Temple students from elementary to high school visited the trailer on Monday.
Micah Martin, safety specialist for Oklahoma Farm Bureau, said the organization has two trailers and usually accommodates about 60,000 students a year.
"This is a good hands-on program," he said.