MECHANIC FALLS – Androscoggin Head Start and Child Care’s Tri-Town Center, located at 14 Androscoggin Ave., received a visit from a Mechanic Falls Fire Department truck to celebrate Fire Prevention Month in October.

Children ages 3 to 5, enrolled in Androscoggin Head Start’s pre-school program, met the firefighters, learned about firefighting and saw how the trucks are used to fight fires.

The firefighters, dressed in their gear, taught the children not to be afraid of them during a fire. Children learned about fire safety procedures, how to crawl under smoke and to “stop, drop and roll” if their clothing caught on fire.

Androscoggin Head Start and Child Care has provided child development services to pregnant women, families and children for more than 40 years. Centers are located in Lewiston, Auburn, Lisbon Falls, Livermore Falls, Mechanic Falls and Turner.

Applications for Head Start programs are accepted at any time. Call 795-4040 for more information or visit

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