Fire safety one lesson learned during National Night Out

Tuesday, more than 700 people visited the Little Falls Fire Hall during the National Night Out event. Along with other public service agencies such as the Police Department, Sheriff’s Department, Gold Cross Ambulance, Minnesota State Patrol, North Air Care, the Department of Natural Resources and Camp Ripley crews, members of the Little Falls Fire Department were on hand to talk about fire safety. As the crowds gathered around, Little Falls Firefighter Brent Ambuehl went over fire safety lessons with kids and adults. To demonstrate why it is so important not to put a grease fire out with water, Little Falls Firefighter Captain Duane Doble, left, poured a small can of water on a purposely set grease fire, which cased flames to shoot up and out of the kitchen safety demonstration trailer from the State Fire Marshall’s office. More photos can be found in the photo gallery section of this Web site. (Photos by Terry Lehrke)

Officer Jon West, left, and his K-9 Lesan, showed the crowd how Lesan could subdue a suspect, played by Austin Scherping, who wore the bite suit for the demonstration.