FULTON – Fulton Fire Department members Lt. Aaron Howard, Michelle Lacey and Paul Kinne recently reviewed fire safety tips with Fairgrieve Elementary students, in recognition of October as Fire Prevention Month.
During the school’s Morning Express program today, October 19, Lt. Howard shared the following information during a short presentation:
• Always look for a firefighter in uniform, and only trust a firefighter that is with a fire truck. Do not go with someone who is not in a fire department vehicle.
• Make sure smoke detectors in the home are properly working
• Have a family plan for safety, in case of an emergency
• If your clothes catch on fire remember to stop, drop and roll
“Why don’t you run if your clothes catch on fire?” Lt. Howard asked the crowd.
“Wind feeds the fire,” one student shouted.
According to the National Fire Prevention Association, there were 1,298,000 structure, vehicle and outside fires reported throughout the country in 2014.
Lt. Howard said the Fulton Fire Department offers community fire prevention presentations to help lessen local instances of fire.