The Waukesha Fire Department is holding an open house at its newest fire station, Station No. 2, in conjunction with its Fire Prevention Week activities.
Firefighters will provide tours of the building at 1714 Pearl St., and fire equipment will be on display from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
The public is also welcome to stop by any of the five fire stations and ask if anyone is available for a tour.
Teach Kids Fire Safety Tips
With National Fire Prevention Week fast approaching – this year it takes place Oct. 7-14, 2012 – now is an ideal time to talk to kids about how to avoid causing fires, as well as how to protect themselves should a fire occur. National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA) offers these tips:
- Never touch matches, candles or lighters. Make sure you tell an adult immediately if you see matches or a lighter in a room.
- Don’t cook alone.
- Remind your parents to turn pot handles toward the center of the stove.
- Never stick anything in an electric socket.
- Never hang anything on a lamp, heater, or radiator.
- Always let an adult know if there is any kind of smoke or fire in your house.
- If there is a fire, get out fast.
- Once you are out of the house, call 9-1-1 immediately.
- In case of fire, develop an escape plan with your parents. Plan for two possible escape routes out of your house. Practice your escape plan with your parents several times a year.
- Stay low to the floor when escaping a fire, as smoke rises and makes it difficult to see.