Firefighters teach students about safety Firefighters teach students about safety Advocate staff report Dec. 14, 2012 Comments C.J. Pardue and Patrick Dees, of the Amite Fire Department, dressed in their firefighting gear as they spoke to Amite Elementary School students. The students watched a video about fire safety. Pardue spoke to the students about having a meeting place and to stay low if they are in a smoke-filled building. The children practiced what to do if their clothes catch on fire and how to get out of a burning building. They also went into a smoke-filled trailer, then crawled out of it onto a slide.