As part of Fire Prevention Week, the Washington Fire Department held their Operation EDITH Wednesday night. EDITH stands for Emergency Drill in the Home. Washington Firefighter Joe Redlinger says students at Lincoln, Stewart and St. James Elementary received visits from firefighters earlier in the week to learn about ways to stay safe during a house fire.
They were told to have an exit plan and a pre-selected family meeting place outside of their home as well. 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 around 700 porch lights, the same as last year.