Lyons-Decatur Northeast Fire Prevention Week


Lyons-Decatur Northeast

Lyons-Decatur Northeast students learn about fire prevention and escaping a fire during fire prevention week. They also voted on fire prevention posters each elementary class made. All photos credit of Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

Lyons-Decatur Northeast students learn about fire prevention and escaping a fire during fire prevention week. They also voted on fire prevention posters each elementary class made. All photos credit of Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

DSC07649 DSC07651 DSC07652 DSC07655 DSC07656 DSC07657 DSC07660 DSC07664 DSC07670 DSC07674 DSC07680 DSC07681 Elementary students were shown how to prevent fires through demonstrations conduced by State Fire Marshall Raymond Nance and the Lyons Fire and Rescue personnel during fire prevention week.

A fire prevention trailer, equipped with a model oven, stove, microwave and fireplace were visual aides during the demonstration. There was also a smoke alarm that can connect to wifi in the home, alerting the homeowners when the alarm goes off in other rooms. A message may also be sent to smartphones, alerting the homeowner that the smoke alarms are sounding so action can be taken immediately.

The trailer also has imitation smoke so the students could practice laying low, crawling to the nearest exit, to escape the fire.

Thank you to all of the volunteer firemen and women who are dedicated to protecting all of us. You are truly appreciated!

 

Oakland-Craig Fire Prevention Week


Oakland-Craig Elementary students were shown how to prevent fires through demonstrations conduced by State Fire Marshall Raymond Nance and the Oakland Fire and Rescue personnel during fire prevention week.

A fire prevention trailer, equipped with a model oven, stove, microwave and fireplace were visual aides during the demonstration. There was also a smoke alarm that can connect to wifi in the home, alerting the homeowners when the alarm goes off in other rooms. A message may also be sent to smartphones, alerting the homeowner that the smoke alarms are sounding so action can be taken immediately.

The trailer also has imitation smoke so the students could practice laying low, crawling to the nearest exit, to escape the fire.

Thank you to all of the volunteer firemen and women who are dedicated to protecting all of us. You are truly appreciated!

OC students learn about fire safety and escaping a fire during fire prevention week. All photos credit of Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

OC students learn about fire safety and escaping a fire during fire prevention week. All photos credit of Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

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Fire Prevention


By Mary Loftis, Extension Assistant

Fire Prevention

Almost daily we hear fire sirens, many going to medical emergencies but way too many are in route to a home or apartment fire. Are you prepared?

Keeping you and your family safe is a top priority.  There are simple steps to take to keep our homes safe.  Preparing for emergencies such as fire is often talked about but proper action in never taken.  Fires can be prevented by taking time and precautions to remove the risk factors from your home or daycare.

Risk factors include: unattended cooking, smoking, burning candles, electrical malfunctions, and failure to maintain heating equipment and no smoke alarm.

Every home should have a smoke alarm.  Smoke alarms should be placed outside all sleeping areas and on every level of the home.

Check your smoke alarm monthly. If you don’t have a working smoke alarm, install one now.  Working smoke alarms give you early warning so you can escape quickly.

Every family should have a fire escape plan. It should be practiced and children should be aware of all escape routes. Nearly half of the families who have a plan have practiced it. Having a plan without reviewing it with all family members is not a good practice. Always get out of the home and call 911. Many people think they will have several minutes to get out after the smoke alarm sounds. It is often less than 6 minutes.

  • Cooking is the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries, followed by heating equipment.
  • Two of every five home fires started in the kitchen
  • Smoking is a leading cause of civilian home fire deaths.
  • Electrical failure or malfunctions caused an average of almost 48,000 home fires per year, resulting in roughly 450 deaths and nearly $1.5 billion in direct property damage.
  • If you have upper levels in your home, a rope ladder can be installed to use in case of emergency.
  • Always remember to put out candles and smoking materials before going to bed or leaving the home.
  • Ashes from fireplaces and woodstoves should be disposed of correctly in a metal container and away from the house. Make sure grill fires are completely out when done grilling.
  • A home inventory is also important. In case or fire, do you know what all you have in your home and its value? This is very important for insurance and replacing items.
  • Approximately 3 out of 5 fire deaths happen in homes with no smoke alarms or the alarms are not working.
  • Smoke alarms should be replaced after 10 years.

Take time to keep your family safe by removing risk factors from your home and daily activities.

Source:  National Fire Prevention Agency     www.nfpa.org

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Fire Prevention Week in Lyons


Jeff Going, a member of the Lyons Fire Department, demonstrates the things not to do in a house to this group of kindergartners. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

Jeff Going, a member of the Lyons Fire Department, demonstrates the things not to do in a house to this group of kindergartners. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

Lyons Fire and Rescue member Angela Whitley quizzes this group of kindergartners on what to do in case of a fire in the house. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

Lyons Fire and Rescue member Angela Whitley quizzes this group of kindergartners on what to do in case of a fire in the house. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

Jesse Raabe, left, a member of the Lyons Fire Department, shows the kids what a fireman looks like in his gear. Angela Whitley, right, describes the gear to them and what it does to protect the fireman. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

Jesse Raabe, left, a member of the Lyons Fire Department, shows the kids what a fireman looks like in his gear. Angela Whitley, right, describes the gear to them and what it does to protect the fireman. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

Fire Prevention Week in Lyons: Theme is Smoke Detectors


A house displays the many things people should not be doing that can cause fires. Jeff Going, Lyons fire department member and a state fire marshall, quizzes this group of kindergartners on what people should not do. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

A house displays the many things people should not be doing that can cause fires. Jeff Going, Lyons fire department member and a state fire marshall, quizzes this group of kindergartners on what people should not do. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

Lyons-Decatur Northeast students attended Fire Prevention Week at the Lyons Firehall Thursday, receiving an education from the Lyons Fire Department members on what to do in a fire. Jeff Going, a member of the Lyons Fire Department, and is also a State Fire Marshall, demonstrates what not to do inside this house, which he helped to obtain via a grant throughout the state.

Each room of the house displays an error, such as storing lawn mowers and other outside equipment in the basement next to a hot water heater. The students were asked what was wrong in each room and how to correct it.

The theme for this year’s Fire Prevention Week is Smoke Detectors.

Check your smoke detectors regularly!

Oakland-Craig Students Participate in Fire Prevention Week


Oakland Fire and Rescue members took Oakland-Craig school children for rides on the fire trucks, educated them on fire safety and let them spray water at the fire hall, among other things, in honor of Fire Prevention Week.

Denise Gilliland/Editor and Chief of Kat Country Hub took all the pictures.

O-C students enjoyed Fire Prevention week, courtesy of Oakland Fire and Rescue. All photos/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

O-C students enjoyed Fire Prevention week, courtesy of Oakland Fire and Rescue. All photos/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

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