Creating a Fire-Safe Community: A Guide for Fire Safety by Tom Kiurski

By Tom Kiurski

All too frequently firefighters are known as on on the final minute to offer information regarding fireplace protection. educating hearth defense to the general public calls for formal education in hearth schooling, that can no longer be available. This booklet is designed to help anybody assigned to public fireplace schooling. methods to relate to audiences of all ages-whether it is giving a hearth station travel, explaining hearth protection in colleges, fitting smoke detectors for the elderly-and make an enduring effect, person who might sooner or later keep a existence.

The info present in this ebook will help you commence new fireplace protection schooling program(s) or to enhance latest ones. you'll examine a few of the parts of fireside prevention and what makes public fireplace schooling enjoyable and useful.

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Don’t listen to loud music, blast the TV, or use earphones that may prevent you from hearing the child cry out if he needs help. • Before the parents leave, be sure to obtain from them the right phone numbers in case you have to reach them, their relatives, or their neighbors, plus any other pertinent information. • Follow the parents’ instructions and their house rules to the letter. • Never leave a child alone in a bathtub or swimming pool. Always keep the children in sight. • Keep the doors and windows locked, and do not open the door for strangers.

Arson When instructing young people on arson, the first task is to define it. Point out that some juvenile arson can be prevented by keeping fuels away from would-be arsonists. Since arsonists don’t want to be seen setting a fire, other ways to forestall this sort of delinquency include having a clean yard and installing motion-sensor lighting. Owning a dog is also a useful deterrent. As with other subjects of fire safety, some of the useful related topics include having a home escape plan, calling 911 in an emergency, smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, and survival techniques such as crawl low under smoke and stop, drop, and roll.

Attempt a rescue from shore, using a long pole, rope, or other such means. Call for help immediately. Tell the victim to remain calm and not thrash about. Even if you cannot reach the victim from shore, he may be able to squirm his way onto stronger ice by floating horizontally and kicking gently. Once on the ice, he should gently roll away from the hole. Coming toward shore, he should move slowly and keep his weight low, spread as widely as possible. • Enroll in water rescue, first aid, and CPR classes.

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