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Kids try the driver's seat in Teach-In

(ran PW, PS editions)

Kimberly Manning, 10, left, Natalie Whaley, 10, and Terry Bowling, 12, circle around firefighter EMT Chad Zimmerman as he donned his bunker gear to show the students how much equipment he has to wear in a fire. The demonstration Wednesday was part of the Great American Teach-In at Cotee River Elementary School in New Port Richey.

Pasco Assistant Fire Chief Frank Downey, center, helps fifth-grader Luis Pimental blow the air horn as he checks out the Station 29 engine during the Teach-In. "Some kids ask if we get tired of the horn," says Chad Zimmerman, right, a firefighter EMT. Children inspected several vehicles at the school, including a limousine, a cement truck and a police car.