Salem Fire/Rescue delivers fire prevention message to Brighton School

(Above) Brighton School kindergarten pupils got to explore a fire engine and then experience the county fire departments’ smoke house.

Representatives of Salem Fire/Rescue have been out this month talking to school children in their service area about fire prevention and safety. October is Fire Prevention Month, you will remember.

On Tuesday, firefighters and Chief David “Mike” Slover were at Brighton School instructing students from all grades and talking about the importance of having working smoke detectors in your home. This year’s theme for Fire Prevention Month is “A Sound You Can Live With.”

In this video, Slover explains why smoke detectors are important to some upper grade students. Then the students get to see — and feel — in dramatic fashion why getting out as soon as possible of a house with a fire is so important:


One Comment

  1. Chris Gustafson says:

    I’ve never seen anything like this before and it is an excellent example as to WHY it is essential to GET OUT FIRST,THEN CALL FOR HELP!

    The thing Salem’s Fire Chief Slover said and this live demo clearly shows that’s was most shocking to me is, “The smoke detector STOPPED (beeping) because it melted, YOU DON’T HAVE TIME TO INVESTIGATE.”

    Clearly, you don’t have time to collect important paperwork or gather pets either.

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