To kick off Fire Prevention Week the San Diego Fire Department visited the Little Scholars Day Care on Wednesday morning.

The students were given a small presentation about the tools and protective gear used by the department to fight fires and rescue people from homes or cars. Firefighters discussed the importance of not entering a burning home and on calling 9-1-1.

Dressed in full gear the firefighters sat with the kids to have one-on-one conversations about fires, smoke alarms and it also gave the children a chance to see a person inside the uniform not just a figure they may find scary.