VFD receives bounce house with help from community

Posted at 9:32 PM, Jan 05, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-05 21:32:00-05

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WXTL)--Firefighters in Valdosta have a fun new way to teach children about fire safety.

It's a fire safety bounce house that just arrived this week.

Valdosta Fire Chief J.D. Rice says his fire department is the only one in Georgia to have a unit like this. He says it costs $20,000 but it was paid for with donations the department has been collecting for two years.

Inside children read all sorts of safety messages like stop drop and roll.

Chief Rice says kids retain more information if they're having fun while they learn. The bounce house will also make special appearances at local events like the Azalea Festival at Drexal Park.