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We will be observing fire safety awareness this week. The students will receive a big treat this week - we will have real-life firemen come to the school and talk to students about fire safety. The students will be bringing home a Fire Safety Checklist in their folders on Monday. Please take a little time and complete the checklist with yout child. Our project for the week will be making Fire Safety Awareness pop-up books.The books will have at least two pop-ups, which we will make using tape and pipe cleaners.

Fire Safety Rules for pop-up books:

1.) Don’t play with matches and lighters. If you see matches or a lighter where you can reach them, don't touch them. Go tell a grown up right away.
2.)Fire ishot and fast! In less than 30 seconds a small flame can getcompletely out of control and turn into a major fire. A fire’s heat is very dangerous. Room temperatures in a fire can be 100 degrees at floor level and rise to 600 degrees at eye level.
3.) Fire is dark and deadly! Fire starts bright, but quickly uses up the oxygen we need and produces smoke and complete darkness. If you wake up to a fire, you may be unable to find your way around the home. Smoke and toxic gases kill more people than flames do.
4.) To escape during a fire, it is easier to breathe if you stay low while getting out. Use the back of your hand to test if a door is hot before you open it. If it is hot, try to use another way out. If your clothes are on fire, Stop, Drop, and Roll until the fire is out. Shout for help, but don't run. Running makes fire burn faster.
5.) Have an escape plan and practice it with your family! Choose a meeting place outside, such as a big tree or the end of the driveway. NEVER go back into a burning house for any reason! If someone is missing, tell the firefighters.