Fire Prevention Month

Fire Prevention Month
Posted on 10/09/2023
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October is Fire Prevention Month and October 8-14 is National Fire Prevention Week!
Indian Lake Elementary School second graders are learning how to escape safely if a fire breaks out.
Volunteers from the Indian Joint Fire District, Russells Point Police and the Lakeview Fire Department showed students their fire trucks recently. In addition, students watched a video about how to escape a fire and establish a family meeting place. Firefighters also put on all their equipment so the kiddos can see what they look like dressed in their protective boots, coats, gloves, mask, helmet and air tank.
Russells Point Police Chief/volunteer firefighter Joe Frehof urged the kids to decide with their parents on a family meeting place outside their home to gather if a fire ever breaks out.
Firefighters also encouraged the children to talk to their parents about having working smoke detectors and testing them regularly. All area fire departments have smoke detectors available free of charge if a household is in need...just give them a call!