Creating a Fire-Safe Community: A Guide for Fire Safety by Tom Kiurski

By Tom Kiurski

All too usually firefighters are known as on on the final minute to offer information regarding fireplace security. educating hearth defense to the general public calls for formal education in fireplace schooling, which could now not be available. This booklet is designed to aid anybody assigned to public hearth schooling. the best way to relate to audiences of all ages-whether it truly is giving a fireplace station journey, explaining fireplace defense in faculties, fitting smoke detectors for the elderly-and make an enduring impact, person who may at some point keep a existence.

The info present in this e-book will help you commence new hearth defense schooling program(s) or to enhance present ones. you'll examine a number of the parts of fireside prevention and what makes public hearth schooling enjoyable and beneficial.

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Examples include a long pole, ring buoys, and life jackets. • If the incident involves a fall through the ice, do not go out onto the ice to try to rescue the victim. Attempt a rescue from shore, using a long pole, rope, or other such means. Call for help immediately. Tell the victim to remain calm and not thrash about. Even if you cannot reach the victim from shore, he may be able to squirm his way onto stronger ice by floating horizontally and kicking gently. Once on the ice, he should gently roll away from the hole.

Even if you cannot reach the victim from shore, he may be able to squirm his way onto stronger ice by floating horizontally and kicking gently. Once on the ice, he should gently roll away from the hole. Coming toward shore, he should move slowly and keep his weight low, spread as widely as possible. • Enroll in water rescue, first aid, and CPR classes. qxd 12/13/01 10:45 AM Page 1 CHAPTER 6 Industrial Fire Brigades Both large and small industries in your jurisdiction may approach your department for help in starting an industrial fire brigade to respond to minor incidents in their facility.

Doors leading to the pool area should be self-closing and self-latching. • If your pool, spa, or hot tub has a cover, promptly drain any water that accumulates on the cover. Emergency Procedures • Keep a phone in the pool area so that you can call for medical help without delay. All family members should know the emergency phone number, and you should label it on the phone or post it somewhere nearby. • Keep some equipment nearby that will help you make a water rescue. Examples include a long pole, ring buoys, and life jackets.

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