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Payton and Jordan attended Creative Kidz Preschool in Dyersburg. The school is now reaching out to the family in a very special way, starting a campaign to put smoke detectors inside the homes of each child who attends the day care. Payton and Jordan attended Creative Kidz Preschool in Dyersburg. The school is now reaching out to the family in a very special way, starting a campaign to put smoke detectors inside the homes of each child who attends the day care.
A white bow hangs in front of the preschool's window, in memory of the twins that once attended. A white bow hangs in front of the preschool's window, in memory of the twins that once attended.
The school is working with the Dyersburg Fire Department to put smoke detectors in homes throughout the city. The school is working with the Dyersburg Fire Department to put smoke detectors in homes throughout the city.
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(WMC-TV) – As family and friends of Amanda Springer and her three daughters came together Monday to pay their final respects, a Dyersburg preschool with a very special connection to the family began work to make sure another tragedy does not happen.

Amanda Springer, her 5-year-old daughter, Abbey, and 4-year-old twins, Payton and Jordan, died when their Gates, Tenn. home caught fire. Springer's family says there were no smoke detectors in their rental home.

Payton and Jordan attended Creative Kidz Preschool in Dyersburg. The school is now reaching out to the family in a very special way, starting a campaign to put smoke detectors inside the homes of each child who attends the day care.

The effort is called the "Rose campaign," named after the twins, Payton and Jordan Rose.

A white bow hangs in front of the preschool's window, in memory of the twins that once attended.

"They've lost two of their classmates they loved dearly, but they know they have somebody watching over us," said teacher Bonnie Lovell.

When the teachers at Creative Kidz Preschool learned the family did not have smoke detectors, they decided to take action to prevent a similar tragedy from happening in the future.

"It just hit home and I don't want to see another family have to go through this. It's a horrible event," said Creative Kidz owner Connie Gammons.

The school is working with the Dyersburg Fire Department to put smoke detectors in homes throughout the city.

"We're hoping other day cares in the area will follow her," said Dyersburg Fire Chief Tim Ware.

Teachers say it is never too early to begin talking to your kids about fire safety.

The Rose Campaign will officially kick off February 4 at Creative Kidz Preschool on East Tickle Street. To find out more about how you can help in the campaign, visit the preschool's Facebook page by clicking here.

A community meeting on fire safety is set for February 11.

A fund for Amanda Springer's family is set up at the Bank of Halls in her name.

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