Fire Prevention

FIRE PREVENTION COMMITTEE 2012

Committee Members are: Evan Wills- Chairman, Jim Schuyler, Mark Renschler, Jim Shaw

 

Fire Safety Just for Kids

DO YOU WANT TO BE A FIREFIGHTER?

If you said yes, you came to the right place.   You just need to learn some basic fire facts.  We will use some help from our friend Smokey and Sparky to make you a Junior Firefighter.  First you need to know how to survive a fire.  Then we will teach you how to prevent a fire.

HOW TO SURVIVE A FIRE

Sparky says, “You need to learn how to Stop, Drop, and Roll if your clothes catch on fire.”

 

Stop, Drop, and Roll.  This means Stop right where you are, Drop to the ground or floor, and Roll all around until the fire is out.  Remember to cover your face with your hands to keep the fire out of your eyes and mouth.
Smokey says. “Know two ways out.”
Know two ways out of your room.  Fire or smoke may block the way you normally get out of your room.  You might need to use a window as a different way out.  Have your parents help you learn a safe way to get out of your window.  Then practice it!   Talk with your parents about where you are all going to meet after you get out.
Sparky says. “Call for help.” 
Know the emergency telephone number you need to call to get help.  In most of the United States, it is 9, 1, 1.  Do not call from your house if it is on fire!!!!  Get out and stay out.   We can build a new house, but you are a one-of-a-kind person.

HOW TO PREVENT A FIRE

Smokey says, “Do not play with matches or lighters.”

 

Matches and lighters are tools, not toys.  Little children do not know that fire can hurt them.  If you find these, give them to a grown-up and tell them to put “their” tools away.  And, it’s really fun telling Mom or Dad what to do for a change!
Sparky says, “Do not store gasoline in the house.”
Gasoline gives off vapors at room temperature.  Vapors are the stuff we can smell.  If that vapor finds a spark or flame, it will start your house on fire.  Every thing that runs on electricity can make a spark when it is turned on or off.  And, many houses have gas water heaters that use fire to heat the water.
Smokey says, “Watch your cooking.”
If you are cooking, stay in the kitchen and pay attention to the food.  Keep a lid that fits the pan by the stove.  If the food starts on fire, place the lid on the pan to put out the fire.  Then turn the heat off.  Never wear clothes with loose sleeves that can catch fire.

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