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Newton County Fire Service Fire Safety Educator Lt. Cydnie Taylor, standing, prepares Jamie Moore's second-grade class and Amy Hampton's first-grade class at Providence Christian School on Byrd Road in Oxford to find their way out of a smoke-filled bedroom. The scene was simulated in the fire service's educational trailer, which is used at schools, churches and civic organizations throughout Newton County to educate youngsters about the dangers of fire. Last week was Fire Prevention Week nationwide, but Taylor said Newton County does its part to sponsor education events throughout the year. To learn how to book an event, go to or call Taylor at 678-625-5025.


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