The annual Fire Safety Fun Night sponsored by South Haven Area Emergency Services was held on October 7. The free 14th annual event coincided with National Fire Prevention Week. It featured hands-on live demonstrations. There were also prizes and complimentary refreshments thanks to generous South Haven merchants and donors.
SHAES staff will be bringing the fire safety message to elementary-age students in South Haven schools in the coming days. This year's national fire prevention campaign theme is “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety”. SHAES has created a series of daily messages for its Facebook page.
Listen to a message from SHAES Firefighter/Paramedic Amanda Quinn – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsEbJK1Qk2M
Lessons from History: The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=VZhvbmqYniA
This year's NFPA Fire Prevention Campaign theme is “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety”
Here's an important message from SHAES Firefighter/Paramedic Amanda Quinn – https://youtu.be/dp3fZZgRa5k
Here is a video that demonstrates what the chirping of a smoke alarm sounds like and what it means – https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=XRiKZH9XpuM
SHAES Firefighter/Paramedic Amanda Quinn introduces our third day of Fire Prevention Week presentations, highlighting smoke alarms and the importance of testing them – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSvHZNBV6Sw
Please also review this video regarding the types of smoke alarms, testing them and general information. It is imperative to have functioning smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors appropriately place in your home. Watch this video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=4LQ6uhXAzvk…
Please take a look at this tip sheet; it will most certainly be worth your time.
We are at the mid-point of national Fire Prevention Week. Did you know that cooking fires are the number one cause of home fires and home injuries.? Today, SHAES Firefighter/Paramedic Amanda Quinn (with help from partner Paul) talks about cooking safety – https://youtu.be/1wuRPJzXLOI
Amanda (pictured below) brought the fire safety message to South Haven Rotarians on Tuesday.
We have also posted some helpful Cooking Safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association.
Does your family have an escape plan should there be a fire in your home? Today our Fire Prevention Week message focuses on escape drills. Having an escape plan saves lives. It may take a few minutes to develop a plan AND to practice it, but if the time ever comes that you need to utilize your plan, you and your family will succeed. SHAES firefighter/paramedic Amanda talks about escape plans – https://youtu.be/vrJ67Cq1qIs Here are some tips for planning your fire escape in less than a minute – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4I1nb9VD-mk…
Today (Friday) is day six of Fire Prevention Week. More than 43 million Americans, many who are our neighbors and family members, have a disability. At any moment we ourselves could become part of this group, for maybe a short time or maybe a long time. SHAES Firefighter/Paramedic Amanda Quinn offers some insights – https://youtu.be/Hj93e33NP9U
Here is a link for more information regarding fire safety for people with disabilities – https://www.nfpa.org/.../Specifi.../People-with-disabilities
Even though this marks the end of the official Fire Prevention Week, we want to remind you that practicing fire safety should be an everyday happening. Here's a message from SHAES Firefighter/Paramedic Amanda Quinn – https://youtu.be/VsZ2zCDfCTw
In the coming days we'll be visiting our community's schools with the fire safety message. The kids will be receiving materials to share with their families. We'd love to hear from you on your impressions of our fire safety messaging. Emails are welcome to firstname.lastname@example.org
Everyone have a safe and enjoyable Fall. Below are some Halloween Safety tips. Keep up the good work and stay safe!