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West Virginia First Lady to Kick Off Fire Safety Effort

Joanne Jaeger Tomblin

State officials are launching a Read-Aloud campaign to educate children about fire safety.

The campaign features fire-safety themed books provided to county school systems and firefighters across the state by the State Fire Marshal’s Office. Firefighters will visit schools and read the books to students in kindergarten through fifth grade.

West Virginia first lady Joanne Jaeger Tomblin will help kick off the campaign by reading to students at Piedmont Elementary School in Charleston on Monday.

The campaign is part of Fire Safety Week, which began on Sunday.