MAHOPAC, N.Y. - October was Fire Safety Month and firefighters from the Mahopac Falls Volunteer Fire Department marked the occasion by visiting area elementary schools and pre-schools to teach them about fire prevention and safety. The young students had the opportunity to check out a fire truck up close and personal and see the firefighters decked out in their coats and helmets. On Oct. 18, the fire department paid a visit to Pine Grove Country Day School to meet with an appreciative class of mesmerized students.