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In honor of Fire Prevention Week, the Waterloo Fire Department and First Assistant Chief Brett Wiegand said that one of the most basic ways residents, especially those in rural areas of the fire district, can help in an emergency is to install a highly visible address sign in their front yard.
“When the fire department is called to an emergency, we are given an address to respond to,” Wiegand said. “Sometimes it is the address of the emergency, or a concerned neighbor calls in with a general location.”
Also, two Zahnow Elementary School first grade classes visited the Waterloo Fire Department this week as part National Fire Prevention Week, which is Oct. 7-13. The two classes were brought to the fire station by their teachers, Lisa Cain (far left) and Brian Unger (far right). (Alan Dooley photo)