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Fire Prevention and Safety
Jun 10, 2007

   Each year in October  Town of Farmington  firefighters provide a fire prevention program to all four elementary schools in the Town, as well as many of the local preschools.  Our program includes videos, demonstrations, question and answer periods, Fire truck display, and a Fire Safety Trailer. The children are given a program which is designed for their age group. Preschoolers are shown a video, then a firefighter will show what he wears to a fire and then the firetruck. Fourth graders being the oldest group, gets a more direct program. First we bring out our Fire Safety Trailer, then we have a discussion about how smoke and heat effects our lungs. We discuss how to get out of our house when there is smoke, fire escape ladders, feeling the door before opening it etc. Then its into the trailer for a very real demonstration of what its like to   be in a smoke filled house and how to escape.

    The Fire Safety program dosen,t stop with the 1,200 to 1,300 children we bring this progrram to. Town of Farmington Firefighters also provide a program for some of the local corporate offices during "Bring your  child to work day"  utilizing the Fire Safety Trailer. The Fire Safety Trailer is also brought to local pancake breakfests and spagetti dinners, for fire safety demonstrations. Firefighters provide the local elderly housing , and continuing care facilities, seminars dealing with fire, medical, and general safety issues. When requested by local businesses, The Town of Farmington Firefighters provide instruction in proper fire extinguisher use, precautions in dealing with bloodborne pathogens, building evacuation plans.

   Through out the year The Town of Farmington Firefighters are helped by many of the Town Volunteer Firefighters. We wish to thank all those who joined us in the past years. Especially  Firefighter John Haviland. John taught approx 25 + classes in the 2006 Fire Prevention Program, instructing children of all ages. John was a great asset to our program, with his knowledge, dedication, teaching abilities, and entusiasm. The Town of Farmington Firefighters wish to thank John for his help and support and are looking forward to working with John in the years to come.

Jun 10, 2007

Jun 10, 2007

Jun 16, 2007

Jun 11, 2007

Candles may look nice, but they’re a growing fire threat in our communities.

Reducing the risk
  • Never leave a burning candle unattended. Extinguish all candles when you leave the room or go to bed. Almost half of all home fires started by candles begin in the bedroom. NFPA discourages the use of candles in the bedroom and other areas where people may fall asleep.
  • Keep candles at least one foot away from anything that can burn including curtains, blinds, wallpaper, clothing or any other material that can catch fire.
  • Don’t place lit candles in windows or near doorways where drafts could bring combustibles in contact with the flame.
  • Keep candles away from flammable liquids.
“Candle with Care”
  • Use candle holders that are sturdy, won’t tip over easily, are made from a material that can’t burn, and are large enough to collect dripping wax.
  • Place candle holders on a sturdy, uncluttered surface—away from edges and any place where they could be knocked over by kids or pets.
  • Light candles carefully. Keep your hair and any loose clothing away from the flame.
  • Keep candle wicks trimmed to one-quarter inch.
  • Extinguish candles when they burn down to within two inches of their holder or any decorative material.
  • Extinguish candles carefully, using a long-handled candle snuffer or a soft, directed breath. Be careful not to splatter wax when extinguishing. Do not leave the room until wicks have stopped glowing.
  • Avoid using candles during a power outage. Have flashlights and battery-powered lighting on hand for emergency lighting. – link to national fuel fund info.
Candles and kids
  • Never leave a child unattended in a room with a burning candle.
  • Don’t allow kids or teens to burn candles in their bedrooms.
  • Don’t let kids play with candles or dripping wax – or with materials that could catch fire near candles.
  • Store matches and lighters up high and out of children’s sight and reach, preferably in a locked cabinet.

Jun 10, 2007

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