With so much fear on the minds of students and parents in the wake of last weeks horrific shooting, some local firefighters stepped up today to help out.
As kids, many of us looked up to firefighters. Some of us probably even wanted to be one.
After the events of last week, who better to help kids feel at ease again about being at school.
"We're just walking around, being noticed, letting the kids know that we're here," said Greg Bauer, Fire Chief of LCFD #1.
Firefighters from Laramie County Fire District 1 spent the day at Arp and Afflerbach Elementary Schools. After last weeks tragedy in Connecticut, they wanted to make sure the kids at these schools felt safe.
"This is a tight community and our firefighters, the deputies, myself, we feel committed to making the kids feel comfortable," Bauer said.
Friday wasn't the first time the firefighters have visited these schools. They try to make regular visits.
"Fire District 1 has been really good about coming in and teaching classes. Coming in, joining us for lunch," said Don Brantz, Principal at Arp Elementary.
"They come and go all the time and are throughout the hallways and just walk around so there's probably more here in numbers, but they're here quite a bit," said Carol Clarke, Principal at Afflerbach Elementary.
Along with their fire dog, Ember, they made sure they were there in greater numbers on this day.
"There was some rumors out there. We haven't heard all about them, but the kids did and so we did plan it this week to be here for this day in the memory of all the kids across the nation," Bauer said.
From now on, Chief Bauer says they want to make sure the kids see them around more often.
"As much as we can do to help and show our presence in a comfort area, we're going to do it more often. We're going to be around," Bauer said.