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Sheriff's department teaches kids importance of 911

GREENE COUNTY, AR (KAIT) -

The Greene County Sheriff’s Department is working to keep kids safe and educated about 911.

Deputies spent 2 days teaching kids at Paragould Primary about emergencies, how to stay out of danger and when to call 911.

The kids also learned what operators ask when they call dispatch.

“We teach them what to say when they do call the operator,” Sheriff David Carter said. “Including questions they are going to be asked in the emergency, like your name and your address. We kind of prepare them for that.”

The department taught about 40 classes of elementary students over the 2 days.

Carter said it is important to know how to handle an emergency no matter what age a person may be.

“There are hundreds of people saved every year because of a kid that has learned how to call 911,” Carter said.

The kids got coloring books, including the lessons they learned, along with their very own Greene County Sheriff sticker badge.

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