Fire Prevention

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Fire Safety For Teenage Students

Started by flamefighter Dec 7, 2011. 0 Replies

Fire Prevention Week activities

Started by John Karl Ambrusch, III Oct 1, 2010. 0 Replies

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Comment by franklyn Field on October 7, 2008 at 1:34pm
John. I interviewed 19 students who escaped the dorm fire at Seton Hall College in which 3 students died. Only one could remember receiving any fire safety education in grade school.None of the students received any instruction in High School.
I then interviewed 14 freshman entering nearby William Patterson College.I asked them each to quickly answer what they would do immediately if the smoke alarm went off and smoke filled their room. Eleven quickly responded " Stop Drop and Roll".Thats all they remebered ever learning. When I pointed out that their clothes were not on fire they answered "Well I would run out of the building"
If you are serious about teaching children then you must begin that teaching in the lower grades first as a serious event and not as a fun and games approach.
Those lessons must be taught by fire personnel not once a year but on a regular basis. I have yet to visit a school where fire eucation is on the standard curriculum all year round.
If anyone does know of one I would be grateful to learn of it.
Comment by John Guerra on October 6, 2008 at 10:38pm
Hello all, as we all know, fire prevention isn't the easiest job, but one of the most important. I work for a university fire dept. One of a hand full in the country. I have found that there is a hugh gap between fire prevention as a child and going to college. These students feel bullet-proof. And they like things that they can find online. Our dept. has received a new video made by the Peoples Burn Foundation from a grant from DHS. This video is the third video from the To Hell & Back series. You can view this video online by going to . It is a great resource even for High School students. Help me spread the word and educate our nations children. I hope this helps you with your programs.
Comment by Dale Mattison on September 17, 2008 at 5:59pm
Hey just wanted to know, does anyone or has anyone had trouble dealing with Corperations on enforcing the codes.
Comment by MIKE TOIKA on July 27, 2008 at 10:36pm
Hey everyone, just want to know if anyone is going to the ICC Conference and vote in Minneapolis is Sept. Big vote on Residential sprinklers. Lets see some support and get this moving forward
Comment by Jim Brunelle Jr. on July 11, 2008 at 4:21pm
ok, people lets hear some of your ideas. I need some new ways to wow the kids.
Comment by Bob Allard on June 30, 2008 at 6:56pm
Hello All,

Did this job my last five years as a Firefighter at Niagara Falls AFB, Loved it.

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