During its stop at Pinacle Elementary School, the Children's Fire Safety House will de visited by approximately 320 students' grades K through 3. Students are given classroom instructions regarding home fire safety, escape routes, smoke detectors and procedures for reporting emergencies. Students enter the smoke filled Fire Safety House where they are given a quiz about escape plans, the smoke alarm is sounded and students begin their escape. Crawling along the floor allows children to see beneath the smoke where vision and fresh air are best. A student feels the closed door with back of hand, a warm door indicates fire on the other side and warns the children to take another escape route. If no other route is available, children are told to go to a window and call for help. After escaping the house, students are advised to go to their planned meeting area and await help.
Children's Fire Safety House School Tour
The Children's Fire Safety House is a project of the Rutherford County Firefighter's Association. The mobile unit tours the local elementary schools during October of each year. Firefightrs from each school district work the house at their local school.