Live: KFOR Live Interactive Radar
Up to the minute closings and delays

Oklahoma firefighters tackle fire prevention week with some amusing tactics

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

MUSTANG, Okla. - It’s fire safety month and the Mustang Fire Department is tackling fire prevention with some amusing and memorable tactics.

Firefighters dressed up like Lego men and foxes, singing and dancing all for a good cause.

The motto this year is “smoke alarms save lives.”

The program has evolved over the years with props, remixes to catchy music and detailed impersonations.

"All of our guys are young at heart," said Capt. Andy Willrath with the Mustang Fire Department.

One highlight of the show, which got a lot of laughs, played off the catchy “What does the fox say?” song, remixed with fire prevention messages like, "What does the alarm say?"

Although production has grown, the message remains the same.

"If they've seen something exciting, they're excited when they get home and they can tell their parents, let's check our smoke detectors or let's practice stop, drop and roll," said Willrath.

There was no lack of excitement at Mustang Elementary. Students are already taking home the message.

"Have a plan ready with your family at your house if something catches on fire and have a smoke detector in your house that works," said student Avey Borowski.

The fire prevention safety program is paid for through the Mustang Fire Department’s budget.

Firefighters have spent dozens of hours preparing, rehearsing and making their props.

Click here for more information about the program.