Fire Safety Trailer
The Fire Safety Trailer is owned by the Broome County Firefighters Association and is used to teach fire prevention to children. The trailer is arranged to look like a small home with a living room, kitchen, and bedroom and features a number of "hazards" which are used to discuss fire safety with children. They are also taught how and when to dial "911" to report an emergency.
One of the important teaching points of the trailer is to teach children what to do if they should be awakened by the smoke alarm and find their house filled with smoke. Home exit drills (EDITH) are discussed with the children and they are then given the opportunity to do a practice home fire drill in the trailer. The trailer is filled with non-toxic "smoke" (theatrical fog similar to what is used at concerts & plays) to simulate a smoky fire condition. Children are then taught to crawl low to avoid the smoke and to escape from the "house". They climb down a ladder at the back of the trailer to simulate their escape from a fire in their home.
The fire safety trailer has been at a number of events around Broome County - Carousel Festival in Endicott, Kirkwood Town Fair, Johnson City Field Days, Conklin Field Days, Endwell Fire's Ice Cream Social, Vestal Fire Open House (held in conjunction with Target), Town of Union Safety Town, and dozens of schools and fire stations for school presentations, as well as other events.
Companies or groups wishing to book the fire safety trailer MUST DO THIS THROUGH THEIR LOCAL FIRE DEPARTMENT. Fire prevention activities MUST be conducted by the local fire department in the area the event is held.
Fire companies/departments wishing to use the trailer:
- Must be a member of the Broome County Firefighters Association
- Must have personnel trained to use the trailer (a training class will be scheduled upon request)
- Must post a security deposit to cover damage or misuse to the trailer
Contact us for further information on the fire safety trailer.
The fire safety trailer was made possible by a grant from New York State arranged by Senator Thomas Libous, and donations from many area businesses and a number of major sponsors, including: Visions Credit Union, Crowley Foods, Disaster Kleenup, Town of Kirkwood, Choconut Center Fire Company and Apalachin Fire Company. Our thanks to these businesses and the many, many other businesses and residents who generously contributed to the fire safety trailer during our fundraising campaign!