Pluggie visits the library

Published 7:53 pm Monday, July 19, 2010

Pluggie the Fire Plug, the popular spokesman — spokesplug — for the Demopolis Fire and Rescue Department made a guest appearance at the Demopolis Public Library on Monday.

Pluggie talked with the children about fire safety. Several children were familiar with “Stop, drop and roll” and knew to call 911 when there was a fire. Pluggie told them about having a safety spot to go to when their house catches fire. He also taught them not to stay in the house when it is on fire and to leave as quickly as possible.

One of the children asked Pluggie what to do if they are on the second floor of a house and the door feels hot. Pluggie told the children to go to a window and call for help, but not to go out the window.

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Members of the Demopolis Fire and Rescue Department were also on hand to show the children what a fireman looks like in his gear, and not to be afraid of him. Firefighter Chris Hupe came dressed in his firefighting gear and was joined by firefighters Lafayette Wilson and Maurice Martin.

The children played “Follow the Leader” with Pluggie, and children’s librarian Kelley Tarpley and Hupe read a book to the kids while Pluggie got ready for the presentation.