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Photo Feature:Fired up about prevention

LAUREN WOOD | THE NATCHEZ DEMOCRAT — Fourth grader Lakyren Melancon, 9, shows his excitement as he climbs through the Ridgecrest Volunteer Fire Department’s fire truck Tuesday afternoon during a fire safety presentation at Concordia Parish Academy of Math, Science and Technology.
LAUREN WOOD | THE NATCHEZ DEMOCRAT — Third and fourth graders watch as firefighter Wesley King, at top, races the clock to put on his entire uniform in less than two minutes.
LAUREN WOOD | THE NATCHEZ DEMOCRAT — First grader Ronald Ellis, 6, makes sure his junior firefighter badge sticker is secure while wearing his firefighter hat Tuesday afternoon after the Ridgecrest Volunteer Fire Department gave a presentation about fire safety at the Concordia Parish Academy of Math, Science and Technology.