LIBERTY - The City Council will help fund a project that will educate people about fire safety. The council voted Tuesday to donate $5,000 toward the purchase of a $30,000 fire safety educational mobile unit that can be used as a teaching tool for the entire county.
Donald Wilson, chief of the Liberty Volunteer Fire Department, who made the request, said the unit can be used to help educate children and adults on how to get out of a house if there is a fire. The two-story unit will demonstrate how to exit a burning structure. He said school parent-teacher groups like the fire safety unit to be shown in schools. It will be available at fairs and festivals.
Wilson said Georgetown firefighters will bring their safety house to town so people can see what it is like.
"We've had so many people who have lost their lives," said Wilson. A child died earlier this year in a Casey County trailer fire.