Fire Prevention for League City

Fire Prevention for League City

Each October the fire fighters of League City volunteer their time and effort to teach, instruct, and demonstrate how to prevent fires. League City Fire Department own a state of the art trailer called the smoke house. Every year this trailer is taken to every elementary school in League City. The volunteers take vacation days and time off from their 40 hour job to teach the children in elementary how to escape a fire if they had one in their home.

Teaching the Children

The day begins in the early morning getting all the hand outs and pamphlets ready for the hundreds of children that will flow through the smoke house. First the children are asked to sit on chairs outside the smoke house and a fire fighter talks to them about safety. While talking about safety another firefighter is putting on his fire fighting gear.

The firefighters of League City want the children to hear and see what we look like with all the gear on and what we sound like speaking through our breathing mask. We don't want them to be afraid of us if by chance they are trapped in their home and a firefighter has to come and rescue them.

The children are asked if they have a meeting place to meet if by chance they smell smoke or see fire inside their home. This is very important so that when firefighters arrive they will know if everyone is out of the house. Most common meeting places are at the mail box in front of the house. They are taught that if they can't get down the hall or out of their room they are to stay by a window and do not crawl under you bed or hide in your closet. This concludes a small amount of what is taught your children before they enter the smoke house.

After the Tour

Parents let your children know that the smoke house will be at their school during the month of October. When they come home with all the handouts please sit down and discuss the common meeting place and what to do in case of a fire.

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