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HPFD uses new platform to teach fire safety

Highland-Pierron Fire Department Capt. Todd Zobrist gives a presentation, which included demonstrations on kitchen hazards, inside the department’s new fire safety demonstration trailer.
Highland-Pierron Fire Department Capt. Todd Zobrist gives a presentation, which included demonstrations on kitchen hazards, inside the department’s new fire safety demonstration trailer.

Highland-Pierron Fire Department debuted its new Fire Prevention Demonstration Trailer on Sunday.

HPFD contacted Plocher Construction at the beginning of the year to see if the company might have any job-site construction trailers that were at the end of their productive life. In March, HPFD accepted a donation from Plocher Construction of an older trailer, and members have been converting the trailer into a demonstration unit every since.

The trailer offers several safety messages to prevent fires in the home, but will also demonstrate what should be done in the event of a fire. A fog machine can fill the trailer with a light fog to replicate smoke from a fire.

The money used to renovate the trailer came from the department’s fundraising efforts and from donations from several groups and businesses throughout the community.

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