Saturday, October 4, 2008

National Fire Prevention Month

Tomorrow (October 5) is the first day of fire prevention week. In addition to being an educator I am also a firefighter in Lakeville. The basic idea is that as firefighters we are trying to put ourselves out of business.

We practice fire drills on a regular basis at school and families need to do the same thing at home, but most families do not. It is important to establish a routine for evacuating the house, have a meeting place outside of the home for the family to gather and account for everyone and then practice the routine. There needs to be a primary evacuation route and then a secondary route. When daylight savings time rolls around it is an excellent time to replace the batteries in your smoke detectors and test them.

I have the opportunity to talk to students about being a firefighter on a regular basis and one of things I have shared with them is that I host a cable television program for the Lakeville Fire Department. The program is accessible in iTunes by searching "Lakeville Fire Department", the show is produced every other month and is also available on the city of Lakeville's website on the Government Television page. Here is the link:

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