Teaching Fire Prevention to Children
Public and private schools ot Menlo Park, Cal., teach fire prevention, as the result of the work of Chief Thomas F. Cuff.
The 2,450 children enrolled in the schools are taught that fires increase the tax rate which their parents must pay, and they are told of the dangers that result to human life. A pledge card is presented to each child. Those signing it pledge to heed certain fire prevention rules and to carry out the recommendations of the fire district. Chief Cuff is an instructor in first aid for the American Red Cross and gives children of the higher grades, lessons in first aid work. The children are taught how to prevent fires, and how to act when fire does occur.