WHITE CITY, Ore. — Last year, not one Oregon child died in a fire – that’s the first time that’s happened since record keeping by the Oregon State Fire Marshal began.
Smokey the Bear is hoping the trend continues, which is why he stopped by Mountain View Elementary School on Tuesday morning. It’s just one of the 26 classroom stops in Jackson County the fire-preventing bear will make, visiting about 1,200 students.
It’s all part of the Rogue Valley Fire Prevention Cooperative’s goal of teaching children what to do if they see a fire and how to prevent them.
Next month, Smokey the Bear will head to schools in Josephine County.