Sheridan fire department offers fire safety program for children

By Daily News • Last Updated 10:23 pm on Friday, April 20, 2012

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Community Fire Department is organizing a fire and burn safety prevention program for local children.

More than 260 children ages 5 to 12 will receive educational fire prevention materials created and geared toward each age level, according to Fire Chief Doug Lane.

The program includes fire safety guidebooks with 24 activity pages designed by educators to stimulate the child’s awareness and independent thinking about everyday fire hazards they may encounter. Other fire safety booklets, folders, posters and broachers encourage the prevention of destructive fires, painful burns, disfiguring injuries and needless death.

Bob Koch of the U.S. Fire Safety Service will help Sheridan firefighters plan and deliver the program to children in school. Koch is the Sheridan area’s fire safety representative.

The Sheridan Community Fire Department is in the process of mailing sponsor request letters explaining the program to area businesses and industrial and professional leaders asking for their financial support. Checks may be mailed to the Sheridan Community Fire Department, 115 Evergreen St., Sheridan, Mich. 48884. Checks should be made out to U.S. Fire Safety Service. All line ad sales are tax deductible as an advertising expense.

“This is the only program of this type that the Sheridan Community Fire Department will be conducting this year,” Lane said. “Should any other person solicit for support, especially by phone or in person, and does not have a letter from me, please contact the fire department immediately.”

Call the fire department for more information at (989) 291-3485.

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