Fire safety program at Euharlee library
by Mark Andrews
Jul 26, 2012 | 1164 views | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Bartow County Fire Department will make a special visit from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday at the Emmie Nelson Public Library in an attempt to present younger patrons with information on fire safety and provide a demonstration for all patrons.

"The Bartow County Library System is excited to be able to host Fire Safety Day," Branch Manager Christina Jedziniak said. "We appreciate the hard work that our firefighters put in to keep us safe every day, and we are thrilled that they will be bringing their Fire Safety House to the library so that patrons can get some hands-on training on what to do in case they experience a fire in their home.

"Patrons of all ages will benefit from the hands-on training provided by a walk-through of the fire safety house. We hope that none of our patrons will ever experience a fire in their homes, but if they do, we want them to be prepared so that they will know what to do to keep their families safe."

Capt. Colleen Cochran said while children will enjoy the event, it also is intended for adults and seniors.

"It's not only going to be for the children, but we're going to be presenting the sprinkler system for the adults as well," Cochran said. "For the adults and seniors ... we'll show how quickly a sprinkler system in your home can contain a fire until we can get on the scene and extinguish it."

With reports of grass and structure fires and record-breaking temperatures, the department stays busy. As of Tuesday, the department has responded to 4,402 calls this year.

"With the kids, we're able to teach them to crawl low in smoke and feel the door with their hand and to make sure that if it's hot, you don't go out that way and that you always have two ways out," Cochran said. "... This is just an event that Euharlee is putting on and they asked us to be there that way we're able to show the community what we have to offer them here in Bartow County."