FIRE PREVENTION WEEK 2007 IS OCTOBER 7TH TO 13TH
PLEASE SCHEDULE YOUR SCHOOL OR ORGANIZATION VISIT EARLY
|Mike Pryor, Josh Scalf and Ryan Houchen with LTVFD’s Fire Safety House||LTVFD’s Fire Safety House|
|WE CARE ABOUT KIDS.|
LTVFD’s Fire Safety House
Myron Huth, Dick Kiefer, Stacey Biefeld, Jeff Read, Mrs. Niemeir and St. Mary’s of the Knobs 1st Grade class, 2002
Every year we visit hundreds of school children and teach fire safety.
We are very proud of our school visit program. We don’t stand in front of a class of kids and give a speech. We talk and yell and wave our arms and crawl on the floor and clap and cheer. Sometimes we even sing. Kids actually hear us and learn what we are teaching. And they have fun.
WE TEACH THE BASICS — AND BEYOND.
We teach how – and when – to call 9-1-1. We show kids that Firefighters wear big, heavy, special clothes to protect them. We let kids see what a Firefighter looks like and sounds like in gear. We show kids how to help a Firefighter help them if they are ever trapped in a fire, and what to do to stay safe until the Firefighter gets there. We teach Stop, Drop & Roll … Get Low Under Smoke & Go … Get Out & Stay Out … Have A Safe Meeting Place … and more. We show kids the fire truck and let them hear the sirens. And, of course, we give out fire safety books, stickers, and other fun stuff.
Our objective is to teach even young children to be pro-active about safety. We have all heard stories of children who hid from fire under furniture or in closets, or children who were so afraid of a Firefighter in gear that a rescue was impeded. Too many Firefighters have seen too many children scarred by fire — or worse — and we never want to see that happen to another child.
A FREE COMMUNITY SERVICE.
Lafayette Township Volunteer Fire Department provides this service free of charge to teachers, administrators or group leaders who request a Fire Prevention Visit. We have seen small and large groups and visited kids from 18 months to 18 years old. We visit public and private schools, Sunday school classes, Scout troops, and Day Care Centers. For more information in Floyds Knobs, contact your child’s teacher, school or group and ask if they participate. In other areas, contact your local Fire Department.
Please take a look at our FIRE SAFETY page for valuable information on helping keep your family safe.
LAFAYETTE TOWNSHIP VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT ALSO OFFERS SPECIAL SERVICES INCLUDING FREE PUBLIC SAFETY INFORMATION COVERING A WIDE VARIETY OF TOPICS AND A SPEAKERS BUREAU FOR LARGE OR SMALL GROUPS OF ANY AGE.
CONTACT US FOR INFORMATION.