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Photo Gallery: Fire Prevention Week

Marius Laursen, Mitchell fire marshal, shows fire hydrant locations to the kindergarten and pre-kindergarten classes Thursday at Longfellow Elementary as part of Fire Prevention Week. The week, a national event, was established to commemorate the Oct. 8 and 9 Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Since 1922, Fire Prevention Week has been observed on the week around Oct. 9, according to the National Fire Protection Association website. (Sean Ryan/The Daily Republic)1 / 6
Marius Laursen, Mitchell fire marshal, talks to the kindergarten and pre-kindergarten classes at Longfellow Elementary during Fire Prevention Week on Thursday morning in Mitchell. (Sean Ryan/The Daily Republic)2 / 6
Marius Laursen, left, fire marshal of Mitchell, and firefighter Justin Adams hold a sheet to simulate smoke as kindergarteners from Longfellow Elementary crawl underneath the sheet as part of Fire Prevention Week on Thursday morning in Mitchell. (Sean Ryan/The Daily Republic)3 / 6
Marius Laursen, Mitchell fire marshal, talks to the kindergarten and pre-kindergarten classes at Longfellow Elementary during Fire Prevention Week on Thursday morning in Mitchell. (Sean Ryan/The Daily Republic)4 / 6
Marius Laursen, Mitchell fire marshal, talks to the kindergarten and pre-kindergarten classes at Longfellow Elementary during Fire Prevention Week on Thursday morning in Mitchell. (Sean Ryan/The Daily Republic)5 / 6
Marius Laursen, Mitchell fire marshal, talks to the kindergarten and pre-kindergarten classes at Longfellow Elementary during Fire Prevention Week on Thursday morning in Mitchell. (Sean Ryan/The Daily Republic)6 / 6

Photo gallery of the Fire Prevention Week at Longfellow Elementary Thursday in Mitchell. 

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