Ann Arbor is an old town filled with one-way and sometimes, crowded streets. Getting a fire truck down a small, narrow street is something our fire department does well. But, they appreciate a resident who has a plan. Most firemen and women will tell you to “have a plan” when it comes to home evacuation.
Most of our kids have had or are going to have Fire Safety Day at school or other community program. These programs are valuable because they provide multi-sensory (audio, visual and hands-on) training for what to do in a fire emergency.
Naturally, when kids return home after fire safety training the first thing they want to do is tell their parents or guardians all about what they’ve learned. Let them! By narrating what they’ve just learned they’re better able to commit it to memory. Plus, you also learn the latest in fire safety.
But, what really works best is to take this information and plan a mock play of what to do in case the house catches on fire or their clothes catch on fire. Not a nice thought, but training that could prove life-saving.
You can also contact your local fire department and see if they offer in-home, safety training. This training will help you map out escape routes and a meeting place plus offer other tips that will help keep your family safe.
You can also visit: http://www.alertall.com
“…The Leader in Fire Safety education.”
They are a family owned and operated business since 1974, based out of Pennsylvania. They are the creators of the “Tot” stickers and now offer a huge supply of fire safety learning materials.
If your community is hosting an event, you may want to enlist your local fire department to participate in a fire safety kiosk, demonstration or something similar. Alert All can provide stickers and more for the kids to take home to help them remember all that they’ve learned.
Another thing to remember, but not always easy to do, don’t panic. The best way to prevent panic is to “have a plan.”
More free health information: http://www.tinardlifecoach.com