Firefighters have been educating students on fire safety during Fire Prevention Week.
Hamlet Fire Department members were at the Oregon-Davis Elementary School on Wednesday morning where the students were taught basic prevention skills. The students were also given a demonstration of the extrication tool.
The firefighters challenged the students to remind parents to change the batteries in smoke detectors and to discuss a meeting place outside of the home in the case of a fire. Fire drills should be practiced and a back up plan in place in case of emergency situations.
If a child has a second story bedroom, parents are encouraged to purchase escape ladders for those rooms. Ladders can be safely stored underneath the child’s bed and be easily accessible if a fire occurs.
Oregon Township or Davis Township residents in need of purchasing smoke detectors may contact the Hamlet Fire Department or the Koontz Lake Fire Department for assistance.