Fire Safety Friendly Fireman
The friendly volunteer fireman explains how you can keep your family safe from fires and your home safe from risky fire situations.
Hi kids, my name is Jim and I’m a volunteer fireman. As a fireman, it’s my job to help people when there’s a fire. Today I want to tell you a few things you can do to help me prevent fires where you live.
Adults use matches and lighters for many things like cooking food and lighting candles. Never play with matches lighters or candles. You could start a fire by accident. And that fire can very easily get out of control. Many times I’ve had to go to a house fire that was started by a child playing with matches. The child didn’t mean for anything to happen, but that one mistake put a lot of people in danger. Tell an adult if you see any matches or lighters lying around the house. That way they can put the matches away.
A lot of house fires start in the kitchen. That’s why it’s very important to start some simple safety rules. Always stay away from hot stove burners. If your parents are cooking int he kitchen, please stay at least 3 feet away from the cooking area so you don’t get burned. And if you’re old enough to help cook, you should never use the stove unless an adult is with you. One way to stay save is by having smoke detectors in your home. What is a smoke detector? It’s something that senses smoke even before you can smell it. When it senses smoke it creates a loud sound so that you can hear the warning and get out fast .It’s very important to have working smoke detectors in your home. Ask your parents to put working smoke detectors in your bedroom and any room you need. Make sure they check the batteries every month so that the smoke detector can help keep you safe.
WHen I’m fighting fires I need to stay very calm. When you’re caught in a fire you need to stay calm to. What would you do if the fire touched you. There’s one simple rule to remember: stop drop and roll. Have a little help, James help me out. If fire touches you don’t run, stop what you’re doing, drop to the ground, cover your face with your hands, and role back and forth until the fires out. Then Find an adult to help you. Now why don’t you try it with the help of some of my friends. Why don’t everybody stand up? If fire touches you, you need to stop, drop to the floor and cover your face, and roll until the fire’s out. Good job, now you’ll know what to do if fire ever touches you.
When I’m in a fire, I have to wear a lot of gear to protect myself so I don’t get burned. If you’ve ever seen a fire before, it might look a little scary, so let’s look at the things i need to wear when I’m fighting fires. I need a helmet, long pants boots, and a heavy jacket to keep me safe. So I can breathe in a fire, I need a breathing tank and a mask. When I have the mask on, and talk through it, it can seem like I’m an alien from outer space. But really, it’s just me. If you’ve ever been caught in a fire and see someone like this, don’t ever be scared. Its just a fire fighter that’s trying to help get you out. Never hide from a firefighter if you see one coming toward you. The firefighter is just trying to help. It’s very important that you never hide in a closet in your room or under a bed during a fire. If you can’t get out in a fire, and you’re trapped in your room, you need to stay where a firefighter can save you. On this dvd, you can learn to make a plan for your family so you can get out of a fire safely. Ask your parents to watch it with you now, so you know how to get out safely.