Fire Chief Cole and the volunteers are out this October teaching the kids at school about Fire Safety. Join us today as we learn more…. Lisa
#1 Rule for kids :
This is probably the most important and common fire safety tip for k
Teach your children to stay away from matches and lighters and to never, ever use them without adult supervision and permission. The next tips are for older kids who you may trust with matches around the house.
Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!” is the theme for 2019. also focuses on what a home escape plan entails and the value of practicing it. These messages are more important than ever, particularly because today’s homes burn faster than ever. Since synthetic fibers used in modern home furnishings, along with the fact that newer homes tend to be built with more open spaces and unprotected lightweight construction, are contributing factors to the increased burn rate.
A home escape plan includes working smoke alarms on every level of the home, in every bedroom, and near all sleeping areas. It also includes two ways out of every room, usually a door and a window, with a clear path to an outside meeting place (like a tree, light pole or mailbox) that’s a safe distance from the home. Home escape plans should be practiced twice a year by all members of the household.
Some Simple Family Plans.
- Make a Home Escape Plan. Draw a map of your home showing all doors & windows. Discuss the plan so everyone in your home knows it.
- Know at least 2 ways out of every room, if possible. Make sure all doors & windows leading outside open easily.
- Have an established meeting place outside the home (like a tree, light pole or mailbox).
- Practice your home fire drill and night and during the day with everyone in your home, twice a year.
- Practice using different ways out.
- Teach children how to escape on their own.And what to do when they here a fire alarm.
- Close doors behind you as you leave.
- Dont leave candles burning