Each year the Milton Fire Department fire prevention committee spends countless hours in preparation for something they hold very dear to their hearts, teaching children of all ages the importance of fire safety and fire prevention. The goal of the fire prevention committee is to educate the public to take precautions to prevent potential harmful fires and be educated about surviving them. We truly believe you are never too young to learn fire prevention. We don’t just emphasize on fire prevention during the Fire Prevention Month, we go out all year long. We visit schools, factories, businesses, and daycares. Any place that would allow us to showcase our program and get the word out is what we strive for. You ask a lot of children in the programs we visit if their parents have a meeting place outside their home or if they have an escape plan in case of a fire or if they know what a smoke detector looks like. It’s sad that they don’t so that’s where we come in. We ask them to go home and demand their parents act upon this immediately. Check their smoke detectors or if they don’t have one purchase one. Choose a meeting place outside and make an escape plan. Talk about these simple things before it’s too late. It only takes a couple minutes with your children. Lives can be easily saved. The department has visited several schools and day care centers this past week with several others scheduled in the next few weeks.