Kids in Bellevue were getting an important lesson Friday morning. They were learning some potentially life-saving skills at the annual Kids Fire Camp.
The kids got to visit with firefighters and get to know them as the ones to turn to when fire breaks out.
Bellevue Fire’s Travis Wilson told the kids, “Recently we just had a fire that started with someone playing with matches and lighters. Does anyone know what to do if you see a lighter or a match around? You tell a parent or anyone that's near you that you know."
After the classroom work it was off to the smoke trailer. It uses dish soap to generate harmless smoke to help kids understand how to get out of a fire.
The kids are learning valuable lessons about surviving a fire. They also get the message about not starting one.
Camper Whitney Porter said, “Like, if you see a match or a lighter on the ground you don't play with it. You go to a trusted adult and you tell them."
There were 86 kids going through camp Friday. On Saturday there will be a special needs camp and they expect more than 200 kids to attend.