Saturday, December 20, 2014

Public Education

 Public Education        

The Public Education Bureau strives to reduce the number and severity of fires by educating the public about FIRE SAFETY!  We have proven that lives can be saved by educating people to practice fire safety and check their smoke detectorThis is accomplished by various means including:

 

Programs at the various elementary schools

E.D.I.T.H – Exit Drills In The Home

Fire station Open House                                                                 

Station Tours

Smoke Detector Program

 

 

We also work to reduce the number and severity of injuries by trying to make everyone aware to INJURY Prevention! We have tried to make everyone aware of:

 

Bicycle Safety

            Obey traffic laws

            Wear a helmet

            Ride in the direction of traffic

            One rider per regular bike

            Use baskets to carry items

            Walk bike to cross streets

 

Sports Safety

            Wear appropriate safety equipment

            Avoid playing in the streets, they are meant for cars

 

Pedestrian Safety

            Use the sidewalks when available

            When you must walk in the street, walk facing the traffic

            Pay attention to traffic!

 

Home safety

            Keep tools away from small children

            Make certain children are clear of moving vehicles

 

Please contact the Public Education Bureau for information on any of these topics.

 

Links to educational websites!

 

Children:

      U.S. Fire Administration                                 http://www.usfa.fema.gov/kids/flash.shtm

 

      Federal Emergency Management Agency        http://www.fema.gov/kids/

 

      National Fire Protection Agency                      http://www.nfpa.org/sparky/index.html

 

      State Farm                        http://www.statefarminsurance.com/kidstuf/smoke/indexyes.html

 

Adult:

 

      U.S. Fire Administration                                  http://www.usfa.fema.gov/safety/

 

 

 

 

 

 



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