For Fire Prevention Week the Shawnee Fire Department Clowns are at it again — making their way through area schools presenting their annual 2018 fire safety program.

For Fire Prevention Week the Shawnee Fire Department Clowns are at it again — making their way through area schools presenting their annual 2018 fire safety program.

“They have put together a totally original program that provides invaluable education on fire and life safety topics ranging from 911 and Stop, Drop and Roll, to bullying and fire safety,” Fire Chief Dru Tischer said. “The clowns do a great job of educating the students while entertaining.”

This year’s theme is super heroes.

At the show, with help from Batman, Superman, Thor and Captain America, students and clowns alike learned the difference between tools and toys — most importantly, that tools are not things that should be played with.

On Wednesday, not only did the Horace Mann Elementary students experience how quickly and easily a fire can get out of control, they were shown ways to respond to a dangerous situation if they find themselves in one.

“I’m very proud and appreciative of the job our fire clowns are doing this year — and have been doing for the past 26 years with this program,” Tischer said.

The SFD clowns are hosting a public performance at 7 p.m. tonight at Shawnee Middle School, 4300 N. Union.

Free cookies and punch will be served.

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