By now, everyone is back to school, either in person or E-Learning. Either way, I am busily teaching Fire Safety! Sometimes I teach via Zoom, and sometimes I am teaching in person-or in DOG!! September and October are our busiest months, as we work hard to make sure everyone knows about Fire Safety for Fire Prevention Week in October.
However, Fire Safety is a year-round lesson in my book!
An important lesson to remember is to have your furnace checked before turning it on for the first time this year. As the days get shorter and the nights get colder, a well-maintained furnace will help to keep us safe! Give your parents a gentle reminder to get the furnace checked!
Another vital lesson this time of year is outdoor campfire or bonfire safety. Always be sure to check your area burn warnings. Where I live, it has been very dry, and we have gone for many weeks without rain. We are not burning anything at our house to make sure a fire doesn’t unintentionally spread.
Another outdoor fire lesson is to be “fire aware” when enjoying roasting marshmallows or telling stories around the fire. No horsing around! No running! No reaching over the fire! If your clothes should happen to catch on fire, you know the drill! STOP-DROP-ROLL! Keep rolling until the fire goes out.
And finally, be sure to fully extinguish your campfire or bonfire before leaving it. Covering the fire with dirt or soaking with water are good ways to be sure those sneaky embers that might reignite are extinguished.
Have a safe Fall!!