Safety Safe House Education Trailer
The Fire Prevention Division recently purchased a Mobile Combination Sprinkler/Fire and Life Safety Safe House to educate target populations on fire safety related issues. The 39-foot length mobile classroom is used to instruct its audience on conducting home fire safety walkthroughs, planning and practicing home escape routes, use of smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, sprinkler systems and proper use of the 9-1-1 system.
This real-life model creates an environment that provides its audience with the knowledge needed to prevent fires, and the steps to follow if they find themselves in a fire situation. Although we speak to audiences about fire and life safety issues in a classroom or assembly environment, the mobility of the safety and fire education house provides greater accessibility to specific groups. By using a simulator we can provide a new and more effective method of communicating fire safety messages through “hands-on” instruction.
For example, some of the features of the mobile fire house include:
Kitchen: The use of appliances in the kitchen provides an opportunity to discuss common kitchen hazards to both children and adults.
Non-Toxic Water Based Smoke System: This demonstrates the need to “stay low in smoke” and not to breathe the toxic fumes and gases associated with an actual fire.
Phone System: The 9-1-1 Phone System permits children the opportunity to practice calling 9-1-1 from inside or outside of the fire safety house. The dispatcher’s telephone is located in the fully enclosed control room, which is staffed by trained personnel.
Living Room: Spending time with the participants discussing various home hazards such as electrical outlets, frayed electrical cords, playing with matches, etc.
Bedroom Door: Participants are instructed how to feel a closed door for heat – they are taught that a warm or hot door indicates fire on the other side and they are to use an alternate exit such as the side door or the rear window with stairs..
Sprinkler System: The floor plan allows the audience to view a dramatic “live fire” demo from the outside of the coach. The sprinkler demonstration area is located on the front of the vehicle and the Fire Safety House portion is located in the rear.
The purchase of this safety house was made possible through a Federal FEMA Grant as well as the contributions of our community partners Sun Health and Southwest Gas.
If you would like to have the mobile fire safety house demonstrated at your school, community or senior centers or senior care homes; homeowner’s association meeting, community center, library, or other public venue, please call 623 773-7279 to schedule a class.