Do you have working smoke alarms in your home? When was the last time you checked? Having a properly checked and up to date smoke alarm could save your life.
This month, Fire Prevention Week across our nation was on October 5-11. This year’s theme is “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives, Test Yours Every Month!”. Your keiki have been given their Fire Safety Booklets to do as well as remind you how important it is to review all the tips, suggestions and preparations necessary to stay safe in a fire. This is the perfect opportunity to review, create and plan a family fire escape plan and to practice it with your family. It enables you to make sure it is still current for your situation. It’s also a great time to check your smoke alarms and make sure they are working properly. I also encourage you to discuss ways your child can be safe around items that can start a fire.
The Fire Safety Books are to be completed, signed by a parent and turned in promptly so the tally sheet can be turned in on time in order for your child to receive their incentive coupons. There is also a larger incentive prize for the classes that bring in 100% , completed and on time. They are put in a drawing for other prizes. Please make sure the booklets are completed and have both student and parent signatures.
The due date for the Fire Safety Booklets for grades K through five is October 28, 2014.
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