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Operation Edith Count Increases Over Last Year

Posted: Tuesday, October 18th, 2011 at 6:26 am
Author: KCII News - Bill Gatchel

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The Washington Fire Department held their Operation EDITH last week as part of Fire Prevention Week.  EDITH stands for Emergency Drill in the Home and was even more successful than last year.  Washington Firefighter Joe Redlinger says students at Lincoln, Stewart and St. James Elementary received visits from firefighters about ways to stay safe during a house fire.

Students learned about EDITH.  Students were told to have an exit plan and a pre-selected family meeting place outside of their home.

The students were then asked to leave a porch light on Wednesday night if a plan had been made.  Redlinger says the fire department counted over 700 porch lights Wednesday, more than 20 from last year.