Fire Department Wants You to “Stop, Drop & Roll” for a World Record

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A New Jersey fire department is planning to try to break the record for most people doing a fire safety exercise at the same time.

Westampton Fire Department public education officer David Shaw tells the Burlington County Times the goal is to get 2,000 people doing “stop, drop and roll” next September.

The idea is to attract attention to fire safety.

The current record, according to Guinness World Records, is 1,719 in a drill run by the Indianapolis Fire Department. Before that, the record was set at the Iowa State Fair.

Firefighters plan on revealing more details as the attempt approaches. They are already accepting applications to take part in the “stop, drop and roll” event.

The act of stopping, dropping and rolling is suggested as a way to extinguish flames if part of your clothing or body catches fire.

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