Pre-School Fire Safety Classes

Every year, hundreds of children die in home fires and thousands are injured. Many factors account for these statistics. For the youngest victims, it is often fear and a lack of basic knowledge about fire. The Park Forest Fire Department uses magic, puppets and a variety of props in an effort to help these children learn basic fire safety. These basics include stop, drop and roll, the dangers of fire-play and an introduction to smoke detectors. Young children may also be afraid of firefighters when dressed in all their protective gear. Often in a fire, they hide from the firefighter instead of reaching out for help. When children watch a firefighter dress in protective gear, listen to the sounds of his breathing and touch the fabric of the bunker gear, their fears seem to melt away.

If your pre-school or nursery school would like to schedule a visit, please contact 708-748-5605.