HOWE, Tex. -- Teachers learned the importance of fire safety in Howe this Monday morning. The Howe Volunteer Fire Department trained teachers and staff members, giving them hands-on experience on how to put fires out with an extinguisher.
Fire officials say teachers can make a difference when it comes to knowing exactly what to do when seconds count.
"To get them out here and get their hands on fire extinguishers and fire equipment, to let them know how to use it, it's super important to us to make they sure know what they're doing,” assistant Fire Chief Rob Crow said.
Officials say all teachers in the Howe Independent School District participated in the training.