Fire Prevention Week Is Here

By: Chas Gayheart
By: Chas Gayheart

Monday is the first day of Fire Prevention Week.

One fire department is not only telling, but showing kids what to do in a scary situation.

Thousands of homes are destroyed every year by fires.

So the Hazard Fire Department is teaching kids how to respond.

"A lot of kids probably don't get taught fire safety so that's why we always look forward to this time of the year to teach them ways that maybe they can save themselves or maybe save some of their family or neighbors," Freddie Guffey said.

They also give children tips to take home and share with their families.

They also have fun participating in the simulations and going through a fire truck.

Some of those fire safety tips to talk to your kids about and practice at home are..

1. Have at least two ways out of your home.
2. Fall and crawl to the door.
3. Check to see if the doors are hot on your way out before opening them.
4. Never go back inside a burning house.
5. Have a meeting place outside.
6. Call 9-1-1.


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