The Duluth Fire Department will pick up two lucky children from their homes and bring them to school on October 10, 2012! To enter children had to make and practice and escape plan with their families.
The first winner is a third grader at Piedmont School. She will be picked up at her home 2707 W 2nd Street at 7:50 and brought to school at 8:05 a.m.
The Second winner is a kindergartener at Congdon School (currently at the old Woodland Middle School) he will be picked up at 8:00 1815 E 7th Street and brought to Congdon School at 8:15 a.m.
To prepare your family for fast escape from a fire, follow these steps:
- Draw a diagram of your home; mark windows and doors, and plan two ways out of each room.
- Plan for every member of your family, including very young or elderly persons who may not be able to get out on their own.
- Be sure your doors and windows open easily from the inside. They should be a way to escape.
- Teach toddlers not to hide from firefighters. A tour of your local fire station will allow them to see firefighters in full turnout gear, and you can explain that these people want to help them. A list of Fire Prevention Month Open Houses at Minnesota Fire Stations will help you plan.
- Teach your kids that if they see smoke, they should crawl low, underneath it, to protect themselves.
- Teach children to touch doors before opening if they’re reacting to a fire alarm; a hot door means that exit is blocked by fire, and they should use the other way out.
- Plan an outside meeting place for everyone in your home, and teach children not to go back inside.