Clown troupe identify injury trends and teach prevention to elementary age children

The McKinney Fire Department (MFD) is dedicated to sharing important life safety messages with children in McKinney Independent School District and surrounding school districts. This year marks the 24th season the McTown Klownz troupe, a group of active MFD Firefighters, will perform in local schools throughout September and October to reach a new generation of children.

In honor of Fire Prevention Month, Hose, Siren, Bucky, Blaze and Plug, Mr. Sean and DJ Fuego along with puppets and other characters will perform in 30 schools for more than 10,000 children. The McTown Klownz teach fire and life safety lessons that were developed from identifying current injury trends in elementary age children. Knowing the dangers of fire first hand, the group of clowns volunteer their time to perform for children and educate them on prevention tips.

“What the Klownz program has been able to accomplish in partnering with our school districts and educating children, is priceless,” said Fire Marshal Mike Smith. “Instilling in children the importance of being committed to fire prevention continues to pay off generation to generation.”

For more information on the McTown Klownz and the MFD, visit www.mckinneyfire.org or call 972-547-2893