Do You Have A Plan?

I do cooking lessons with my students that involves the use of a stove and oven. The goal is for my students to learn simple recipes that they will be able to do independently at home. I wanted to make sure they would know what to do if something caught on fire while they are in the kitchen so I e-mailed the local Fire Department. We were able to set up a lesson on how to use a fire extinguisher. The fire inspector was able to come to my school and my students were able to practice on a fire extinguisher that sprayed out water. The fire inspector taught us an important word to remember,PASS.

P- Pull -Pull out the pin

A- Aim -Am at the base of the fire

S- Squeeze -Squeeze the handle

S- Sweep from side to side

My students had a blast learning when and how to use a fire extinguisher. (I had a lot of fun too)

Contact your local fire department for any questions concerning fire safety.

One thing I realized after these fire safety lessons with my students  is that we don’t have a plan at my home if our house catches on fire.  If you are like me and don’t have a plan either make sure you sit down with your family and come up with a plan of action. The American Red Cross has some tips for fire safety:

  1. Install smoke alarms on every level of your home, inside bedrooms and outside sleeping areas.
  2. Test smoke alarms every month. If they’re not working, change the batteries.
  3. Talk with all family members about a fire escape plan and practice the plan twice a year.
  4. If a fire occurs in your home, GET OUT, STAY OUT and CALL FOR HELP. Never go back inside for anything or anyone.

We will be coming up with our plan ASAP!


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