Junior Fire Marshal
Making time to educate children about fire safety is an important job. The Spokane Valley Fire Department teaches fire safety education to children in the attempt to keep families safe, yet fires can happen in a flash, and too often the victims are children who didn’t know how to handle a fire crisis. Fires in the home are the number one killer of children under 14 years of age in the United States. As soon as every child learns how to be responsible for fire prevention, all children and their families will be safer from the sad effects of accidental fires or those set “for fun.”
Every October, SVFD will be visiting all of the grade schools specifically speaking to the 2nd grade students for our annual Junior Fire Marshal program. We are teaching the children they are big enough for fire safety. We hope you will support our efforts and encourage your child to practice fire safety skills in your home.
E.D.I.T.H. Fire Safety House
Fire can spread rapidly through your home, leaving you as little as one or two minutes to escape safely once the alarm sounds. Most fires occur at night, and Exit Drills In The Home can help you prepare for an emergency.
All 3rd grade students will have the opportunity to participate in the Fire Safety House and practice E.D.I.T.H. Exit Drills In The Home. The Safety House is a tool used to teach children about hazards they might find in their home. They will be educated about kitchen safety and get to participate in a fire drill with fake smoke. They will learn the importance of knowing two ways out, having a meeting place, and calling 9-1-1.