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Posted on: July 16, 2021

DOUGLAS FIRE DEPARTMENT TEACHES FIRE SAFETY EDUCATION USING INFLATABLE FIRE HOUSE

Photo of Firefighters with Child in front of Inflatable Safety House

The City of Douglas Fire Department has received a new tool for fire education.  On Thursday, 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 to 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.

Firefighters at DFD Station #1 (Gordon Street) along with Sparky, are pictured with Mallory Camp, the first child to go through the Inflatable Fire Safety Education House.
Photo of Firefighters with Child in front of Inflatable Safety House
Fire Chief Casey Wright walks through the kitchen inside the inflatable fire safety house.
Photo of Chief Wright inside the Kitchen in the Fire Safety House
Interior Fire Safety House - Living Room with Fireplace
Photo of Interior of Interior Fire Safety House - Living Room with Fireplace
Fire Dog with DFD Fire Inspector Brantly Anderson Photo of Fire Dog with  DFD Fire Inspector Brantly Anderson


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