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Fire Safety for Children

Fire Safety for Children

Published: October 16, 2018

October is Fire Prevention Month, and the Library strongly believes that children should be well informed about how fires start, how to report and avoid them, and how to identify and help firefighters in their efforts to promote awareness and safety.

To support the cause, the Library invites families with children of all ages to two programs that will give them increased knowledge of the dangers of fire and equip them with relevant information for their ages and abilities.

The first fire safety workshop takes place on Thursday, October 25 at 4 pm at the St. Stephens Branch Library. Firefighters from the St. Stephens Fire Department will dress in protective gear to teach kids how the uniform works and what it looks like, showcasing firefighters as friendly, accessible public servants. Children will also learn when it’s appropriate to call 911 and how to exit a home safely in the event of a fire. Plus, the fire truck will be on site with all its bells and whistles!

The second workshop takes place Saturday, October 27 at 10 am at the Southwest Branch Library in Mountain View. Firefighters from the Hickory Fire Department will lead an informative discussion about their role in the community and what kids need to know in regard to fires and protecting themselves and their families. Afterwards, a fire truck will be stationed in the parking lot for kids to explore and have their pictures taken in front of!