To Oneonta firefighters for bringing a fire safety message to high school seniors.
Fire Department Capt. James Maloney said he wanted to remind high school students about the dangers of fire as they embark on life after high school, and live in dormitories or apartments.
The demonstration included a mock dorm room fire, so students could see how quickly a fire can spread.
It followed a lecture earlier in the week in which students were told not to accumulate papers or overload electrical cords, and to leave buildings when alarms sound.
Often fire safety programs are geared toward elementary students, but it’s important to keep getting the message out to people of all ages.