Dadeville Elementary School students are about to get a lesson in fire safety from their local volunteer fire department thanks to funding presented by Shannon Works Thursday.

Works, an agent of Country Financial Insurance, selected the Dadeville Volunteer Fire Department program as one of three local beneficiaries of Country Financial's "Operation Heroes Initiative." This year the insurance company provided its agents $3,000 to be disbursed at their discretion in support of the military, educators, law enforcement and first responders.

Dadeville fire chief Scott Atkins and assistant chief Tracey Johnson said the $750 check would go toward fire safety and prevention materials, like coloring books and plastic firefighter hats.

"I want to enrich the lives in the communities I serve," Works said. "Dadeville is a great place to serve."

Last month, Works presented Dadeville police chief Jonathan Floyd $1,500 toward two new police vests. Dadeville Elementary also received $750 for school supplies and a faculty breakfast.

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