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Did you know that children five years and younger have one of the worst fire death rates?

Did you know that preschool children have unusually high rates of burn injury?

We are very excited to tell you about a program that your child will be participating in at their child care center. This safety program will teach your child and you fire safety skills to help save your and your child’s life.

Learn not to Burn

The Learn Not to Burn Preschool Program teaches eight fire safety lessons – lessons that we hope you might want to share with the rest of the family. These lessons include:

  • To stay away from hot things that can hurt
  • To tell a grown-up when you find matches or lighters
  • To "Stop, Drop, Cover, and Roll" if your clothes catch on fire
  • To cool a burn
  • To crawl low under smoke
  • To know the sound of the smoke detector / alarm
  • To practice an escape plan
  • To recognize the firefighter as a helper

The children will learn many skills; but remember, fire safety is ultimately the parents’ responsibility. It is difficult for children to react to all fire and smoke situations in the appropriate manner.

Key Points to Remember

  • Never leave children unattended. Children may start fires or become involved in fires when left alone
  • Keep matches and lighters in a safe area away from small children
  • Have a working smoke detector outside each sleeping area, and make sure to test the smoke detector monthly
  • Design and practice a fire escape plan for your home. Practice with the entire family at least four times a year

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at the Wilbraham Fire Department at (413) 596-3122. Also, if you would like to request a program, email us with your name, age group, subject matter and the dates and times you would like.