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Red-Hot Rockies’ Chris Iannetta (and Dinger) Teach Fire Safety

Sep. 7, 2018
 
Students learning about fire safety with Colorado Rockies mascot Dinger.
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The red-hot (and hopefully playoff-bound) Colorado Rockies and catcher Chris Iannetta are partnering with The Hartford to raise awareness about the importance of fire safety. Ahead of a critical division series against the San Francisco Giants, Iannetta joined Rockies mascot Dinger for a visit to Palmer Elementary on September 4, 2018 to help teach kids what to do during a fire emergency.

Denver Fire Department and The Hartford teamed up with the Fire Safety House, which gives students a realistic look at how their house would look in the case of fire.

According to The Hartford’s Home Fire Index, Denver ranks No. 91 among the 100 U.S. cities with the highest home fire risk. To help educate children in Denver about the importance of fire safety and prevention, The Hartford is taking its Junior Fire Marshal program to schools across our city.

In addition, The Hartford will donate a total of $20,000 to the Denver public schools district and fire department for fire safety education as part of the Junior Fire Marshal program, one of the country’s oldest corporate-sponsored public education programs.