2019 Fire Prevention Month
by DC Gabe Balsamo in General Health
North Madison Firefighters John Brady and Sean McGovern give the preschoolers an up close look at a fire engine. Firefighters also answered many eager questions during their visit.
This year the North Madison Volunteer Fire Company continued its yearly tradition of visiting neighborhood preschools during Nation Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Fire Prevention Week. Volunteer Firefighters spoke with children regarding general fire safety, which included STOP, DROP & ROLL, the use of 911 in an emergency, and this years NFPA Fire Prevention theme of “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape“. This theme concentrates on having a family plan when it comes to evacuating your home during a fire emergency. A great tip is always have a meeting spot outside of your home and that the whole family knows where to go in the event of a fire/emergency. Examples of meeting spots could be the mail box, a big tree in the yard, a light post, a swing set, etc. Another tip is to make sure you have more than one way to evacuate your home. Parents are encouraged to remind their children about fire safety year round, and to discuss what the “Plan” is if a fire emergency occurs. As the cold weather approaches and the clocks are set to “fall behind” an hour, we urge you to change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors as well as have chimneys and wood stove pipes cleaned to avoid fires.
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