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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Wacky Week Wednesday - Fire Prevention Week


Each year fires kill more than 4,000 Americans and injure more than 25,000. Direct property loss due to fires is around $8.6 billion annually. Almost two-thirds of home fires result in homes with no smoke alarms. Fires spread rapidly through a home giving you only two minutes or so to escape safely.

Of course, the best fire safety plan would be to make sure your home doesn't have a fire; become aware of potential fire hazards in your home. Ask yourself questions: Are your electrical appliances and their wiring in good condition and not overloaded? Am I using caution when I use my space heater and my candles? Have I cleaned out my fireplace this year?

It would also be beneficial to be aware of startling facts about home fires. Cooking is the leading cause of home fires in the U.S. Cigarettes are the number one cause of fire deaths in the U.S. Unfortunately, children playing with matches is still the leading cause of fire-related deaths and injuries for young kids. And the most important fact you can know to keep you and your family safe from fires?

According to the National Fire Protection Association, having a working smoke alarm in your home cuts the risk in half of you dying in a fire.

Firefighters hold a dear place in my heart after two brave firefighters delivered my third daughter.
One day when I am rich, I will donate money to the High Point City Fire Department for arriving at the Holiday Inn 17 years ago in the wee hours to deliver my sweet Sarah. Firefighters make great deliveries!!!


Here are two super fire prevention books:
http://www.amazon.com/Stop-Drop-Roll-about-Safety/dp/0689843550
http://www.amazon.com/No-Dragons-Tea-Fire-Safety/dp/1550745719
Here are two cute online games:
http://nfpa4kids.org/UhOhs/UHOH_Platformer.html


http://sparky.org/games/sparkysays/sparkygame.html


In my TpT store I offer:
http://www.amazon.com/No-Dragons-Tea-Fire-Safety/dp/1550745719
Fire Prevention Thematic Centers and Worksheets
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Fire-Prevention-Count-Clip-Cards-Common-Core-Aligned-903157
Fire Prevention Count and Clip Cards

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