As part of Fire Prevention Week, members of New Tecumseth Fire provide residents with information and demonstrations to kick off Fire Prevention Week.
LEARN NOT TO BURN
Through its partnerships, the Council helps support the continued implementation of the highly successful Learn Not to Burn® (LNTB®) fire safety education program that is available to elementary school children worldwide. Based on the National Fire Protection Association’s curriculum, it includes songs,
stories, puppets, games and other activities to teach fire safety behaviours (e.g., Stop, Drop and Roll, crawl low under smoke) in a way that children can understand and remember. This program has been credited with saving lives throughout North America. In the past six years, Ontario has documented life saves attributed to LNTB® in Prescott, Chatham, Sudbury, Owen Sound, Ajax, Smiths Falls and Brockville, among others.
LNTB focuses on teaching 22 key fire safety behaviours to children from kindergarten to grade 8 through the core curriculum in their classrooms. Through a partnership with Fire Prevention Canada, the NFPA and the Canadian Tire Child Protection Foundation, almost 4,000 Level 1 curricula have been delivered to schools across Ontario.
A LNTB preschool program is designed to teach eight simple but important life saving behaviours to children in preschool and day-care centres. To date, more than 1,200 preschool kits have been distributed throughout Ontario.
OLDER & WISER
Statistics show that adults over age 65 are at the highest risk of being killed or injured in a fire. To address this serious problem, the Council developed Older & Wiser, a fire safety program specifically for older adults. The program is designed to be delivered by municipal fire departments with the assistance of community groups, home support workers, the media, and friends and families of older adults.
If you would like to see a presentation please contact Fire Administration.
TAPP – C
The Arson Prevention Program for Children:
TAPP-C was developed as a joint adventure between the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, the Office of the Fire Marshal of Ontario and The Toronto Fire Services. Each of these agencies, along with the Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council, continues to provide ongoing support for TAPP-C.
The fire education component of TAPP-C begins with a Home Fire Safety Check that is conducted by a specially trained fire service professional. As soon as possible after the child has been referred to TAPP-C, a fire service professional will visit the home to help parents/caregivers evaluate and improve the fire safety of their environment. The check includes ensuring that there are working smoke alarms, that ignition materials are not accessible to the child, and that the family develops and practices a home escape plan.
For further information regarding TAPP-C contact New Tecumseth Fire Administration