Your home has turned into a structure on fire, the temperature has risen to 500 degrees and you are surrounded by smoke. Would you know what to do? Families in DeKalb County do thanks to a visit from the
“I’m proud of my boys for taking what they learned and applying it to
The Fire Safety House is a 39-foot traveling trailer with a one-level replica of
At the free event, participants crawled through a kitchen, living room, and bedroom, practicing the escape plan as the fire safety house filled with non-toxic smoke.
“We want our children and their families to know what to do if theworst were to happen and their house became filled with smoke,” said instructor Kristi Hill. “We really love doing this for the children. We truly enjoy their questions and excitement.”
Hill and fellow instructor Beverley Thompson also shared with attendees the importance of hands and knees to crawl to safety underneath the smoke, good air versus bad air, testing your doorknob for heat with the back of your hand and how children can get a firefighter’s attention.
If you would like DeKalb’s Fire Safety House to visit your school or organization, call 678-406-7750.