Friday, October 8, 2010

Fire Prevention, some informational websites and car seat tips

We had some fun and the girls learned a lot attending our Fire House's open house last night.

We climbed some poles :-)

Put out some fires :-)

Dressed like a fireman.... although Kathleen wouldn't for some reason. But Hayley was all for it. I think in Kathleen's was because it wasn't pink and frilly. LOL

They were doing demonstrations about stove fires and what to do. Hayley said "well we know all about that and how to put it out when Mommy caught our stove on fire." LOL Thanks, kids gotta love them!

I explained to the girls when it happened to us to never use water. Grab baking soda and pour it on. Works every time! :-) Went into more details about fires as well. We have a whole safety plan in case a fire should occur. Ask your local fire departments about stickers for their doors inside the home that are reflective. They don't recommend putting them in windows anymore for the safety of the children.

My husband was a volunteer fireman for 13 years. We always kept a plaque of this prayer on our wall.

I have the utmost respect for all the firemen do for our communities. Whether it be paid or volunteer. Never miss an opportunity to thank them for their service.

There's a great web site for children to learn all about fire prevention, and what to do. If you have children check out this site. There are games, mazes, etc. Even a Jr. fireman certificate they can earn and you can print for them. Great learning opportunities.

Some car seat safety tips that are so important:

Be sure infants are always rear facing at a 45 degree angle. This allows them to keep an open airway.

Be sure to keep infants rear facing until they are 1 years old and at least 20 pounds.

Never place rear facing car seats in a front seat with an active air bag.

Children should stay in a car seat with a harness until they reach 40 pounds.

Be sure the car seat harness does not have any slack. But not so tight that it presses into a child's body.

Children should remain in booster seats until they are at least 8 years old, unless they are 4' 9" tall.

There is usually a person specially trained in car seats at your local police station. They are more then willing to help and check over your car seats. Give them a call if you have any doubts or questions. This is just a small part of a wealth of information they provide.

Some sites that are great to visit:   National Highway traffic safety Administration  National Transportation Safety Board  National Safe Kids Campaign   Safe Ride News   SafetyBeltSafe USA

Let's not forget to stay current with school buses as well.   The National Conference for School Bus Safety  School Transportation News

Hope you will check out some or all of these sites and pass it on to friends and family. So much great information.

Have a great evening!



Cindy said...

We went to our Fire Stations Open House too!!
They had a great time and looks like you guys did as well.:)
Enjoy the weekend Jill

A Hopeful Heart said...

I have always had great respect and admiration for firefighters.

Looks like y'all had a great and informational time. By the way, LOVE the uniform on Hayley!!

Have a great weekend.


Anonymous said...

Wonderful post, thanks for the info and looks like yall had a ball :o)