Friday, October 2, 2009

Fire Prevention Week

"Stay Fire Smart! Don't Get Burned" is the theme for this year's Fire Prevention Week, coming October 4-10 and sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association.

Be sure to visit the Youth Services department for information about fire safety. You'll find our fire truck book shelf filled with books, stickers and brochures that will help your family learn how to "Stay Fire Smart."

Here are five steps to fire safety:
  1. Every family member should learn the floor plan of your residence.

  2. You AND your children need to know at least two exits from every room. Would your children know how to escape through a window if the door became inaccessible?

  3. Do you have smoke alarms? Are they working properly?

  4. Set up a meeting place outside your home.

  5. Practice your emergency plan. Stage regular fire drills in your home.

Children are never too young to learn how to protect themselves from danger!
posted by jtb