Thursday, October 13, 2011

Field Trip Time!

Thanks so much to Searcy Fire Dept for a fun field trip!!!
The smoke house. - Tyler said the smoke smells like caramel. 
Tyler climbing out the window of the smoke house.
Tyler putting out the smoke!
Great job, Tyler!
Lovin' that grin!!
Tuesday was field trip day for Tyler's Kindergarten class.  Since this week is fire prevention week, they went to the local fire station.  It's always one of my favorite field trips because the Searcy FD are amazingly gracious people and they are so good with the kiddos.  Every year I learn something while I'm there, and the kids always come home wanting to plot out fire routes and find a meeting spot for our family in case of a house fire!  It's always great when your kids school you on things isn't it??? 

In honor of fire prevention week, here are a few tips I've picked up since I've done this field trip a few times before.  ;)

*Safety Tips For Kids 

- Make a map of your home. Mark a door and a window that can be used to get out of every room.

- Choose a meeting place outside in front of your home. This is where everyone can meet once they’ve escaped. Draw a picture of your outside meeting place on your escape plan.

- Write the emergency telephone number for the fire department on your escape plan.

- Have a grown-up sound the smoke alarm and practice your escape plan with everyone living in your home.

- Keep your escape plan on the refrigerator and remind grown-ups to have your family practice the plan twice a year or whenever anyone in your home celebrates a birthday. Smoke alarms and home fire escape planning

- If there is a fire in your home, there will be smoke.

- A smoke alarm will let you know there is a fire.

- A smoke alarm makes a loud noise – beep, beep, beep.

- When the smoke alarm sounds, get outside and stay outside.
- Go to your family outside meeting place. When you go home today, be a smoke alarm detective
- Ask a grown-up to show you where the smoke alarms are in your home.
- Ask a grown-up to test the smoke alarms to make sure they are working

*Info from NFPA.org.

2 comments, add yours here:

Dayngr said...

That looks like it was educational AND fun!

Crazy Working Mom said...

It was! The Fire station Field Trips are always a great time. :)