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Video: Household Fire Evacuation Planning

My son is 4 and like all children he is nuts about fire trucks, firefighters, ambulances, and paramedics. We enjoy discussing with him what emergency responders do and the vehicles they use.

During Fire Prevention week (month?) we have been talking as a family about fire prevention, household emergency procedures and our family evacuation plan. Over the weekend we picked up the free coloring and activity book, “The Great Safety Adventure Home Safety Fun Book” by the Home Safety Council at Lowes.

He was paging through the book doing the coloring activities and asked his mom about the activity “Fire Escape Plan Worksheet.” They read the instructions and did the activity together last night. He was very proud to show it to me when he was done. This is Michael explaining our family escape plan using the map he drew with his mom.

By Greg Friese

Greg Friese, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, is an author, educator, paramedic, and marathon runner.

Greg was the co-host of the award winning EMSEduCast podcast, the only podcast by and for EMS educators. Greg has written for,, Wilderness Medical Associates, JEMS Magazine, and EMS World Magazine, and the NAEMSE Educator Newsletter.