MUSTANG, Okla. - The Mustang Fire Department is at it again, touring elementary schools and raising awareness about fire safety month with elaborate costumes, singing, dancing and more.
The entertaining and memorable skits are all to help the kids remember about fire prevention.
This year's message, "Hear the beep where you sleep."
"Back in the old days it was, 'Hey kids, don't play with lighters and matches," said Capt. Andy Willrath, with the Mustang Fire Department.
Instead of simply telling kids what not to do, they are presenting fire safety to students with unique techniques, using dress up, puppets and some serious performances.
"Now, we found that if they have fun, they'll remember it. They'll remember stop, drop and roll and all the safety messages that we give them," said Willrath.
Teachers notice the kids enthusiasm to learn from the energetic firefighters.
"There's no room to be shy," said Willrath.
"They're appealing to the kids and they're using songs and changing the words where the kids would understand the fire safety," said Sharrie Langston, Centennial Elementary physical education teacher.
"I want the kids to talk to the parents about all this stuff and for the parents to remember to change their smoke detector batteries, to test them once a month," said Willrath.
The department’s next stops are Oct. 20 at Mustang Creek Elementary and on Oct. 21 at Lakehoma Elementary.