Taking matters into our hands: Fire Prevention Week

Taking matters into our hands: Fire Prevention Week

Since 1922, the NFPA (National Fire Prevention Agency) has been educating America about the dangers of home fires.

After all, it only takes a few seconds for a house fire to spread. That is why it is so essential to teach your children about fire safety. And, the staff and students of Trevose Day School invited Bensalem Fire Department to school to do just that on Thursday.

The firefighters showed the children what they look like if there ever were a fire at home, so the kids would know that there is a good guy coming to help them. They also learned the importance of helping mom and dad change the batteries in their smoke detectors, and how to test these detectors to make sure they are all working. Our firefighter friends reviewed how to call 911 and ways to stay safe until help comes. Lastly, the firefighters demonstrated how to do Stop, Drop and Roll.

Children under five are in the highest risk category of death or injury during a fire. That is why it is very important to teach your children while they are young. The sooner you begin to teach them the better. We encourage all of you parents to take the time to talk about fire safety with your young ones and practice fire drills at home. It could save their life one day.