Story:The Weyburn Fire Department is once again giving local students the opportunity to participate in an educational fire safety program designed to prevent fire-related injuries and fatalities. This will be the 11th time that the Weyburn Fire Department has committed to bringing the safety program to area children.
Produced by Gateway Community Safety Net, Fire Safety for Kids is a 116-page book that features information on how to avoid fire, plan an escape route from home and what to do if fire breaks out. It also offers health and first aid information, along with important safety tips for parents, teachers, and babysitters.
Also included is an educational DVD that features animated characters, interactive games, and quizzes. It connects to the Community Safety Net web site, where children can enter online contests and win great prizes.
The materials have been provided thanks to the generous support of local businesses and organizations. An excellent resource for parents, the program contains important information and websites for more help.
House fires are the third leading cause of death among children - mostly as a result of smoke inhalation. Children start 30 percent of house fires. Such sobering statistics illustrate the need for fire safety education among young people.