Local organizations handing out fire safety bags to area schools (Charles City, Osage, etc.)

Iowa is 1 of 3 states which implements the Community Partnerships For Protecting Children (CPPC) organization – a group of people who attempt to keep families and children safe in Iowa. 

And this month, this organization is focusing on keeping children safe during fire emergencies. To do this, Community Coordinator Melissa Clough says the CPPC teamed up with local businesses and groups to create 80 fire safety bags for area students.


According to Clough, January house fires are common due to the high price of utilities in the winter. When residents can’t pay, they resort to using the oven and space heaters as a way to keep the house warm. 

Clough says these fire safety bags will be going to Charles City, Osage, St. Ansgar, New Hampton Head Start, and Sumner students. 


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