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Posted on: September 9, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Fire Safety Trailer Featured at Fire Dept. Open House Oct. 9

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The Hudson Fire Department’s Fire Safety House trailer is back after a nine-month renovation, and will make its first new-and-improved appearance at the annual Fire Safety Open House on Sunday, October 9 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hudson Safety Center. The renovation includes a new awning, doors, flooring, carpet, siding, and other updates that make the trailer more safe and functional. The renovation was made possible by the City of Hudson, Camper City, and the Hudson Fire Department Association. The original trailer was provided through contributions from Allstate, The Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation, and the Hudson League for Service.

The Fire Safety House trailer makes annual appearances at Safety Town, the Ice Cream Social, the Fire Safety Open House, and third grade Hudson classes. The trailer is a wonderful tool to teach children fire safety in a hands-on way. It features a kitchen setup where children can watch from the “bleachers” as the Fire Education Officer asks them to identify what they think are potential fire hazards in the room, such as a pot holder hanging over the stove, a towel covering a lamp, metal in the microwave, and more. These common household hazards are pointed out so children can start to learn how to prevent fires in their own homes.

The bedroom setup allows children to practice how to get out of their room safely in the event of a fire. The fire alarm goes off, the room fills up with smoke from a smoke machine, and a door becomes warm to the touch. The children practice the low and go method, which means getting low to the floor and crawling to the window to avoid the smoke. They then practice exiting the room through the window.

“Having the children practice these simulations is invaluable experience for them that could help save their lives. We are excited to have the trailer back and are hoping to increase the use of it within the schools so we can prepare even more children,” said Lt. Kevin Nelson, Fire Education Officer at Hudson Fire Department.

The trailer also has the capabilities to simulate a strong storm with simulated lightning, thunder, and wind, during which children can practice a tornado drill including how to listen to the weather radio and where to go during a storm.

Plan to take a look at the Fire Safety Trailer at the Fire Safety Open House October 9. See you there!

View photos of the trailer at the link below.

Fire Safety House Trailer Photos
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