PLEASANT VIEW, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Pleasant View Volunteer Fire Department has a unique and even fun way to teach kids about fire safety.
They have their very own Fire Safety House, and it’s kind of a playhouse for learning set up inside a trailer.
“So what we do with this is we visit every single elementary school in our district,” said Abbie Boeing.
“It has your living room area and your kitchen areas. So we can talk about safety in your living rooms, safety in your kitchens, cooking safety, things like that,” she explained.
Boeing said there’s also an upstairs so they can teach children what to do if a fire breaks out while they’re sleeping and how to get out.
There’s even a fireplace to teach kids not to put toys and objects too close to the heat.
Tennesseans in need of a smoke alarm can request one free of charge at TN.gov/fire. This is through the State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) “Get Alarmed” program.
Since the Get Alarmed program’s inception in 2012, the SFMO has distributed over 122,000 smoke alarms statewide to 475 partnering organizations.
Smoke alarms installed through the program are credited with saving 147 Tennesseans from fire danger so far and helped lower Tennessee’s fire fatality rate to an all-time low in 2015.