The thought of a fire in our house is a scary one but I can put my mind somewhat at ease that my littles, especially the older two, know what to do in case of a fire. Homemade pizza night provides us with an opportunity to talk fire safety almost weekly, as our fire alarm goes off from the heat of the hot oven when I pull the pizza out.
But there are always what-ifs? Especially with the news article that aired a few months back showing that a large percentage of children don't wake up to the fire alarm going off. It's hard to imagine not waking up to the loud noise of the fire alarm but yet those kids slept right through it. According to the study low frequency (vs the high frequency alarms in most houses) or alarms that you record your own voice on the message tend to work better.
How to make what could be a very scary situation maybe a little less scary? A visit to the fire station of course. One of the local fire stations held an open house over the weekend with food, and tours of the trucks and more.
The littles got to climb all in the front of the fire trucks (and there were several different engines to check out.)
Future fire fighter maybe? Not anytime soon though - that helmet is really heavy!
A big thank you to the District 7 fire department for opening up their house so everyone to come see and putting on a fantastic open house! These seriously are the nicest set of guys who work here - I had taken Micah and Lexie on a random weekday afternoon with a friend who was going to drop off treats for their fire dog (a dalmatian named Dottie of course!) and they had gotten a private tour of the trucks, ambulance and everything else while we were there that day.
(Of course of all the fun things they had going on, Micah's favorite was the bouncy house…. and Abby's the dog)
So test your fire alarms monthly, have an exit plan that everyone knows as well as a meeting spot, remember stop, drop and roll and go meet your local fire men!