Leadership

Turning Children On to Fire Safety

Issue 9 and Volume 132.

Turning Children On to Fire Safety Features Fire prevention display at shopping mall in Greensboro, N.C.. has many messages. Fire prevention education is sometimes plagued by the absence of statistics to prove its true value. However, when children get turned on by the prospect of becoming concerned citizens and teaching others about fire prevention, the payoff is immeasurably exciting and rewarding! This was the kind of reaction we received with the fire prevention display of the Guilford County, N.C., Fire Marshal’s Office at the Four Seasons Mall in Greensboro last March 16-18. As the new fire prevention instructor with the fire marshal’s office, I began the 1978-1979 school year teaching the Sparky fire prevention program to all 69 fifth-grade classes in Guilford County on a monthly basis as had been done in years past. However, there were a couple of minor changes. One of the course assignments had been to…

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