The fire safety house owned by Pike County Emergency Services recently got a makeover and will be able to teach many more generations of children about the dangers of house fires. It was purchased with a grant from FEMA’s Assistance to Firefighters Fire Prevention and Safety program in 2003. Each year, every kindergartener at Pike County Elementary school takes a trip through the safety house.
“It’s an awesome, purpose-built tool, a mobile classroom. It has almost everything we need to teach kids about fire safety,” said deputy fire chief of operations Randy Snyder. “Hands down, it beats a video any day and greatly reinforces learning, which leads to retention. The alternative is something we obviously can’t show them - a live fire.”
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