Friday, November 12

Facts about Fire Safety

Fire Safety Facts 


Let me share some fire safety tips and a little history about firefighters!!  


The first evidence of firefighting equipment dates back to a portable water pump 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 daily 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:

1. Ensure you have smoke detectors on every level of your home. Ensure a smoke detector is in every bedroom and right outside 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 monthly to ensure they are correctly working!

3. Create and discuss a fire escape plan with all family members. Practice the plan at least twice a year. Practice ways to get out if a fire occurs in your home. Include in your fire escape plan a meeting spot outside of your home in a safe area where 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 (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.

 





2 comments:

  1. Interesting things to know. I love your posts. Keep on sharing

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad you love my posts. Makes my heart happy.

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