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Texas Township Fire & Rescue Fire Prevention Open House
October 5 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Texas Twp. Fire & Rescue Fire Prevention Open House
Saturday, October 5th, 10 am – 1 pm
Fire & Rescue Department Open House
- Fire prevention information and Education
- Learn about and sit in the Fire Trucks
- See how an infrared camera is used for rescues
- Cold water rescue boat and rescue suits
- See the “Jaws of Life”
- Spray water from a fire hose
- Pride Ambulance
- Kalamazoo County Emergency Management Response Vehicle
- Fire Prevention Trailer – Learn how to Escape
Fast Facts about Fire from http://www.nfpa.org/safety-information/fire-prevention-week/fast-facts-about-fire
“This year’s campaign works to celebrate people of all ages who learn about home fire escape planning and practice, bring that information home, and spur their families to action,” said Lorraine Carli, vice president of Outreach and Advocacy at NFPA. “From young students who learn about the campaign at school to parents who attend a community event like a fire station open house – all of them truly are heroes because they’re taking steps to make their households much, much safer from fire.”
“Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!” also focuses on what a home escape plan entails and the value of practicing it. These messages are more important than ever, particularly because today’s homes burn faster than ever. Carli notes that synthetic fibers used in modern home furnishings, along with the fact that newer homes tend to be built with more open spaces and unprotected lightweight construction, are contributing factors to the increased burn rate.
“People tend to underestimate their risk to fire, particularly at home. That over-confidence lends itself to a complacency toward home escape planning and practice,” said Carli. “But in a fire situation, we’ve seen time and again that advance planning can make a potentially life-saving difference.”
A home escape plan includes working smoke alarms on every level of the home, in every bedroom, and near all sleeping areas. It also includes two ways out of every room, usually a door and a window, with a clear path to an outside meeting place (like a tree, light pole or mailbox) that’s a safe distance from the home. Home escape plans should be practiced twice a year by all members of the household.