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Friday, October 11, 2013

CARE Playgroup Learns About Fire Safety

CARE Playgroup Learns About Fire Safety

The CARE for Children playgroup class stands with (l-r) Lucas Johnson, Star Hose Company #1 firefighter; Vivian Lamont, teacher’s aide; and Alexis Close, playgroup teacher; after taking a tour of the fire truck.

Port Allegany, PA – Students at the CARE for Children Early Learning Playgroup learned about Fire Safety during National Fire Prevention Week. The Port Allegany Star Hose Company #1 made a visit to the playgroup to show students what a firefighter looks like fully dressed in gear, what to do in case of a fire, and how to stop, drop and roll.

Students were also given a tour of the fire truck.

According to Safe Kids Worldwide, every day at least one child dies in a home fire and 293 children are injured by fire and burns. Working smoke alarms reduce the chance of dying in a home fire by half.

Young children almost always associate fire with happy events; campfires, birthday candles, and fireworks. Through age appropriate education, parents and teachers can teach fire safety, how to respond to a smoke detector, to not be afraid of rescue personnel and how to use a home escape plan and safe meeting place.

For more information on fire safety contact the Star Home Company #1 or the local chapter of Safe Kids McKean County at www.careforchildren.info.

CARE for Children is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children of all abilities and the lead agency for Safe Kids McKean, a collaboration of community organizations, business and individuals dedicated to promoting child safety and injury prevention through education, collaboration and advocacy.

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