The Fire Hydrant
The Fire Hydrant is the place where we discuss all of the important fire safety information that we need to know. Current topics include:
- How to Make Your Home and Family Fire Safe
- Kids and Fire
- Winter Fire Safety
- Disaster Planning for Families
- Consumer Product Safety
Did you know that according to the US Fire Administration, most deaths occur in the home? Use the resources here at The Fire Hydrant to help your family in becoming fire safe and prepare for other emergencies.
Have you developed a Home Escape Plan for your family yet....
Fire prevention is the ultimate goal of fire safety planning. However, in the event of a fire, the best defense is a working smoke detector because it provides the early warning necessary for quick escape. And quick escapes are made possible by developing an escape plan as outlined above. Take the Fire Safety Quiz and read through a quick overview on other fire safety topics:US Fire Administration site on Fire Protection.
Find out more about Smoke Detectors! Are your detectors properly installed? Have you tested your smoke detectors lately? Here’s the basic of what you need to know about making smoke detectors an important part of home and family fire safety.
- Curious Kids Set Fires
- Parents: Children and Smoke Alarms
- Basic Guidance for Parents and Teachers from the US Fire Administration, check out their Fire Safety Discussion Points - The pages listed in the menu to the left will help you guide children through the Kids Page. They include discussion points for talking about fire safety and prevention with your kids offline, lesson plans, fire safety recalls related to children's products, publications and educational resources. The Kids Page is targeted towards children in grades Pre-K through 3.
- Teaching Activities: Lesson Plans and Graphics
The next time disaster strikes, you may not have much time to act. Prepare now for a sudden emergency. Learn how to protect yourself and cope with disaster by planning ahead with these "How To Guides" from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
- Terrorism: Protecting Your family. Also create your Ready plan and kit.
- Avoiding Earthquake Damage: A Checklist for Homeowners
- Avoiding Flood Damage: A Checklist for Homeowners
- Avoiding Hurricane Damage: A Checklist for Homeowners
- Avoiding Wildfire Damage: A Checklist for Homeowners.
Here are some US Consumer Product Safety Commission Publications on fire safety or related subjects: