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Center Fire Department's In-House Fire Prevention Programs:

Center Fire Department maintains a smokehouse trailer that makes its way to elementary schools throughout the county teaching children the skills that they need in order to safely get out of their homes in the event of a fire.

Basic concepts taught through the smokehouse are as follows:

Fireplace Safety

Use of the E-911 System

Importance of a meeting place outside of the home in the event of a cause for evacuation

Kitchen safety

Ensuring a safe exit path in the event of a fire to include a simulated exit from a smoke-filled bedroom

Importance of fire extinguishers and smoke detectors

As the result of a very good tip provided by Ms. Deborah Ward's class in Delaware, we're posting the following links to some good safety information. We appreciate her student, Ashley, for digging this up and sending us the information.

http://www.jmacsupply.com/fire-safety-a/306.htm - General clearinghouse for fire safety links

http://sewelldirect.com/articles/Cable-Fire-Safety.aspx - Good general electrical safety practices

http://www.usfa.fema.gov/citizens/home_fire_prev/heating/fireplace.shtm - Fireplace safety