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Safety Saturday

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Louisiana Tech nursing students Kirsti Roundtree and Amy Wright use a fire extinguisher prop outside of Lowe’s on Saturday.

By Laura Sloan
laura@rustonleader.com

Anyone who visited Lowe’s Home Improvement on Saturday morning was bound to get an eyeful.
The parking lot was decorated with Ruston Police Department Humvees and Ruston Fire Department trucks. Also outside were around 25 nursing students from Louisiana Tech University checking blood pressure and helping in other ways with the annual Safety Saturday event.
“Today, we’ve got blood pressure checks, a fire safety trailer, and inside the store is a clinic where kids can build wooden fire trucks,” said RFD Public Education Officer Eric Brazzel.
“There is also a fire extinguisher prop, which we are using toteach people how to use a fire extinguisher. We are making all the nursing students train on the prop, so they will know how to put out a fire.”

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