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Firefighters at DFD Station #1 (Gordon Street) along with Sparky, are pictured with Mallory Camp, the first child to experience the Inflatable Fire Safety Education House. Submitted photo Firefighters at DFD Station #1 (Gordon Street) along with Sparky, are pictured with Mallory Camp, the first child to experience the Inflatable Fire Safety Education House.

The City of Douglas Fire Department has received a new tool for fire education.  On Wednesday, July 15, 2021, the new Inflatable Fire Education House arrived at Douglas Fire Station #1 (Gordon Street).  The 3-room inflatable fire house has a kitchen, living room, and bedroom that will be used to teach children proper fire safety tasks. 

 

“We will use the Inflatable Fire House as a new, interactive way to teach kids fire safety,” says Fire Chief Casey Wright.  “Children will walk with a firefighter through the house as the firefighter points out fire hazards and talks about safety.  At the end of the walk-thru, the child will climb out a window and carefully exit the house.  We hope this will be educational experience and children will leave with the knowledge of how to escape safely in the event of a house fire.”

 

While inside the inflatable house, children will be asked to locate potential fire hazards in the kitchen, living room, and bedroom and learn how to eliminate potential fire situations.  The house is large enough for children to crawl through and locate an emergency escape route while the house is filled with non-toxic, water-based “smoke”.  For more information about the house or to schedule the Douglas Fire Department for a visit, please call (912) 384-4815.

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