Fire Prevention Week is recognized nationally as October 4-10th in order to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. In an effort to highlight, honor and give thanks to the brave people who serve and protect on the home front, I've put together a week full of fire safety tips from various New Jersey fire departments.
To launch a week of safety, we have Jamie Alkhateeb of the Princeton Fire Department offering some simple tips and a fun family website that kids can use to learn more about fire safety. The one safety tip that will never change is the use of 9-1-1. All kids should know that when in doubt, dial 9-1-1.
Enjoy the video below-show your kids and discuss. Introduce your kids to Sparky the Fire Dog® at the National Fire Protection Association site where he provides helpful links like a fire inspection checklist and sleepover safety tips. Kids can find some fun fire safety activities at www.Sparky.org
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