CLARKSVILLE, Ind. (WDRB) -- Fourth graders went head-to-head Thursday to see if they're up to the task of fighting fires.

Firefighters cheered on as Clarksville Elementary students dragged hoses, dummies and scurry through makeshift tunnels and hop through "windows."

It was a fire escape obstacle course designed to show them skills firefighters use while battling fires. It's just one of a series of classes Clarksville firefighters put on to help teach kids how to prevent fires and what to do in an emergency. 

"Last week, one of the students had a fire in their home who lives in my neighborhood, and she ran to my house and told me her name and address and what was on fire," said Chief Brandon Skaggs with the Clarksville Fire Department. "So we've already touched a student's life."

The six-week class wraps up with a trip to the firehouse in October.

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