Early Fire Prevention Education
Fires and burns are a big problem in America for preschool-aged children. Each year, thousands are injured or killed from accidents in the home that could be prevented. That’s why the Home Safety Council has teamed up with Weekly Reader Custom Publishing to present Start Safe: A Fire and Burn Safety Program for Preschoolers and Their Families.
Funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security / Office of Domestic Preparedness, Start Safe provides resources for preschool teachers and administrators to work hand-in-hand with a local fire department. Working together, using developmentally appropriate teaching tools from Start Safe, teachers and local fire safety experts can deliver life-saving lessons to the preschoolers. Perhaps even more importantly, they can also reach parents and caregivers with key safety messages and help them take action to reduce the risk of fires and burns at home.
To learn more about the Start Safe Program, visit the Home Safety Council website.
If you are a preschool provider interested in implementing the Start Safe Program contact Deputy Fire Marshal Merrill Harrison via email or by phone at 541-682-7126.