Community Safety

The 2012 Fire Prevention October Road Shows are as follows:

  • Artman Elementary K thru 2nd  
  • Kid Zone @ Assembly of God
  • Blessed John Paul [Notre Dame] Pre-K
  • Tender Care
  • Little People Preschoo
  • Church of Christ

These events are will have some of the following:

  • Fire Safety/Prevention House/Trailer
  • Fire Trucks
  • Fire Safety Lecture
  • Sparky Dog
  • Fire Movie
  • Tour of Central Fire Station

Did you see:  PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Children playing with matches appears to have been the cause of a fire that killed a 6-year-old boy in the home he shared with his mother and five siblings, authorities said Sunday.

How many times have you read or heard a news story like that one?


 Each year, children set more than 100,000 fires, according to the United States Fire Administration (USFA). And children make up nearly a quarter of all fire-related deaths. About 40 percent of fires that kill children under 5 years old are set by children playing with fire.

Fire Prevention Week is a great time to review some basic fire safety facts with students across the grades, to check out some terrific fire safety Web sites, and to engage students in fire safety activities that get them talking and learning about the dangers of fire.

But, remember, fire safety is a year-round discussion!

Each year, more than 4,500 Americans die and more than 30,000 are injured in fires. Many of those deaths and injuries could have been prevented if people had a better understanding of fire.

  •  Fire is fast! In less than 30 seconds a small flame can get completely out of control and turn into a major fire. It takes only minutes for thick black smoke to fill a house.
  • Fire is hot! A fire’s heat alone can kill. Room temperatures in a fire can be 100 degrees at floor level and rise to 600 degrees at eye level. Inhaling this super hot air will scorch your lungs.
  • Fire is dark! Fire starts bright, but quickly produces smoke and complete darkness. If you wake up to a fire, you may be blinded, disoriented, and unable to find your way around the home you’ve lived in for years.
  • Fire is deadly! Smoke and toxic gases kill more people than flames do. Fire uses up the oxygen you need and produces smoke and poisonous gases that kill.

In the event of a fire, remember that:

  • Time is the biggest enemy and every second counts! Escape first!
  • Develop a home fire escape plan and practice it frequently.
  • In your fire escape plan, designate a meeting place outside.
  • Make sure everyone in your family knows two ways to escape from every room.
  • Practice feeling your way out with your eyes closed.
  • Never stand up in a fire, always crawl low under the smoke and try to keep your mouth covered.
  • Never return to a burning building for any reason; it may cost you your life.
  • Finally, having a working smoke detector dramatically increases your chances of surviving a fire.