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Fire Safety for Kids initiative being offered once again at GC elementary

The Glenwood City Fire Department is once again giving the Second Grade students the opportunity to participate in an educational fire safety initiative designed to prevent fire-related injuries and fatalities. This will be the Second Year the Glenwood City Fire Department has committed to bringing safety resources to area kids.

Glenwood City Fire Chief Greg Holden will be presenting each student with a copy of the 112 page handbook Fire Safety: Smart choices for LIFE.  This valuable resource is widely used to educate children and families in all aspects of fire safety and is produced by Community Safety Net whose mission is “Protecting kids for LIFE”.

The handbook features information on how to avoid fire, plan an escape route from your home and what to do if fire breaks out. It offers health and first aid information, along with important safety tips for parents, teachers, and babysitters. Included with the handbook is an award-winning educational DVD that features a teenage host and an interactive quiz. It connects to the Community Safety Net website, where kids can enter online contests and win great prizes!

The kids received this resource through the generous support of local businesses and organizations.

House fires are the third leading cause of death among children — mostly as a result of smoke inhalation.  Sadly, kids start 30% of these fires.  Such sobering statistics illustrate the need for fire safety education among young people.

Glenwood City Fire Department would like to acknowledge the local businesses for their generous donations and allowing us to deliver these valuable resources to the Second Grade Students for the second year.

Community Safety Net is a family-run, values-oriented organization that produces a series of educational safety resources created especially for kids.  CSN prides itself in setting industry standard for child safety education across North America.