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Bemidji volunteer fireman Bruce Hemstad joined fifth-graders at Lincoln Elementary School for lunch this past week as part of a Bemidji Fire Department program to better connect with the community and for fire prevention learning. Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer

Firefighters bring safety to schools: New program focuses on prevention

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Crystal Dey

BEMIDJI — Firefighters may have set a record for visits to elementary schools in Bemidji in March.


They’re not responding to calls, they’re preventing them.

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Crystal Dey
Crystal Dey covers crime, courts, tribal relations and social issues for The Bemidji Pioneer in Bemidji, Minnesota. Originally from Minnesota’s Iron Range, Dey has worked for the Echo Press in Alexandria, Minnesota, The Forum in Fargo, North Dakota, The Tampa Tribune in Tampa, Florida, the Hartford Courant in Hartford and West Hartford News in West Hartford, Connecticut. Dey studied Mass Communications at Minnesota State University Moorhead with an emphasis in Online Journalism. Follow Crystal Dey on Twitter @Crystal_Dey.
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