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Colorado Springs firefighters will give Mitchell graduates a safety lesson, goody bags

Published: May 14, 2013, 2:10 pm, by Daniel Chacon

CSFDBefore they go out in the real world, Mitchell High School’s graduates will be getting a safety lesson from Colorado Springs firefighters Wednesday.

Firefighters and the Fire Department’s fire and life safety educators and administrators are meeting with the students to teach them some basic safety life skills before they leave home for work or college,  department spokeswoman Sunny Smaldino said in a news release.

The students will also receive “Safety Grad Bags,” which include a water bottle, first aid kit, cooking hot pad, tool kit, tape measure with flashlight, smoke alarm and keychain.

“Information on healthy eating, basic first aid, CPR, safe cooking, home safety, smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detection and campus safety will also be included in the bags,” Smaldino said.

Mayor Steve Bach’s wife, Suzi, who graduated from Mitchell, will help hand out the bags.

The event is from 10 a.m. to noon at the high school auditorium, Smaldino said.