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SECTION 808
Instruction in fire and arson prevention
Education (EDN) CHAPTER 16, TITLE 1, ARTICLE 17
§ 808. Instruction in fire and arson prevention. 1. The commissioner
is hereby directed to provide and prescribe a course of instruction in
fire and arson prevention, injury prevention and life safety education
relating to the protection against injury or death and protection of
property against loss or damage as a result of criminally initiated or
other preventable fire, for use in the schools of the state, as
prescribed by this section. Such course of instruction shall include
materials to educate children on the dangers of falsely reporting a
criminal incident, an impending explosion or fire emergency involving
danger to life or property, an impending catastrophe, or a life safety
emergency.

2. The board of education, trustees, principal or other person in
charge of every public, private and parochial school in the state shall
arrange for giving such course of instruction in every school under its
or his control or direction. Such instruction shall be given to all of
the pupils in every such school for a period of not less than forty-five
minutes in each month during which such school is in session.