Today is Fire Safety Friday for Joey and Jinger!!
May your day be safe and awesome!!
Joey wants to share some fire safety tips with you and a little history about fire fighters!!
The first evidence of firefighting equipment dates back to a portable water pump that was found in ancient Egypt. The first organized fire service that we know of began over 2000 years ago in Rome under the rule of Augustus Caesar. Benjamin Franklin created the first volunteer fire company known as the Union Fire Company in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1736. Now we have fire stations everywhere; thanks to our ancestors. Firefighters work hard and risk their lives every day to protect us from the dangers of fire. Fires are dangerous and can be deadly. Never ever play with fire, matches, or lighters.
Fire safety rules you can follow:
1. Make sure you have smoke detectors on every level of your home. Make sure there is a smoke detector in every bedroom and right outside of sleeping areas. You can put smoke detectors in the living room, family room, dining room, hallway, basement, and attic. Do not put detectors near windows, fans, or sliding glass doors.
2. Test smoke detectors every month to make sure they are properly working!
3. Create and talk about a fire escape plan with all family members that live in your household. Practice the escape plan at least twice a year. Practice ways you can get out if a fire was to occur in your home. Include in your fire escape plan a meeting spot outside of your home in a safe area that all members of the household can meet.
4. If there is a fire in your home GET OUT and STAY OUT. If your house is filled with smoke (smoke is poisonous) GET DOWN LOW and CRAWL outside! When you are outside in a safe area away from the fire call 911 for help.
There are more fire safety rules all over the internet please google them and share them with your child/children!
Can you share a fire safety tip with us?
Books about fire safety:
1. Plan and Prepare! (Fire Safety) by Charles Ghigna
2. Firefighters Help (Our Community Helpers) by Dee Ready
3. Stop, Drop, and Roll! (Fire Safety) by Charles Ghigna
4. Let's Meet a Firefighter by Gina Bellisario
Parents please be sure books are child friendly before reading them to your child/children.
I have written 4 children’s books so far. My 15-year-old daughter illustrated both of them and will illustrate all the rest of them in the series. Two of them are published and are available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Target, Walmart, and Books A Million.
1. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! AT DAYCARE
2. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! AT MEMAW’S
3. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! THE MISSING TEDDY BEAR coming soon!!
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