Children often link fire with celebration and fun – such as blowing out candles on a birthday cake, toasting marshmallows over bonfires, or watching fireworks displays. Many children are naturally curious about fire and find it exciting to watch a flame appear from a lighter or a match. However, young children are not able to understand the dangers of fire. Every year, children playing with fire cause hundreds of deaths and injuries. Therefore, it is important to teach children that fire is very dangerous, and that matches and lighters are not toys.
Pleasant Square Volunteer Fire Company responds to a wide variety of emergencies that can be prevented. Of these are motor vehicle accidents, so below we will cover best practices for safely loading trailers.
You may think of your street address as mostly useful for the mailman, but first responders use it to locate you in a crisis.
It is recommended that those living on a country road mark their mailbox with numbers of contrasting colors and be visible from up to 50 feet away, reflective numbers are ideal. If your numbers are on the house it is best to purchase numbers that are a minimum of 3 inches high, in a contrasting color to the house and clearly visible from the road. Check that nothing blocks the numbers, and put an additional number on a structure or a sign post if your house is set back from the road.
In the case of an emergency every second counts.
- President B. Logan Barclay
The National Fire Protection Association estimates a nationwide average of 12,900 home dryer fires per year between 2012 and 2016. On average, dryer fires are blamed for 10 deaths, 360 injuries, and $211 million in property damage annually.