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Preschool Safety Program
Teaching Our Kids to be "Fire Safe"
The Burnsville Fire Department conducts its spring preschool fire education program during the month of April.

By offering fire safety education to children, we are giving them information that will help them to prevent and survive fires. Children must be made aware of what they can do to protect themselves. As parents you can make sure your children have knowledge of basic fire safety.

We ask that you take time to discuss with your children and explain the importance of these fires safety and injury prevention behaviors:

  1. Give matches and lighters to an adult.
  2. If you hear a fire alarm, get out and stay out.
  3. Know how to dial 911 in an emergency.
  4. General Safety: Car Seats and Bike Helmets Safety

A note to parents about reacting fast to fire, approximately 80 percent of all fire deaths in the United States and Canada occur in the home. Many lives can be saved if people react immediately when a fire alarm sounds. You can increase your chances of surviving a fire by following the safety tips listed below:

  • Test your smoke detectors monthly.
  • Twice a year when you change your clock, change the battery in your smoke detectors.
  • Know at least two ways out of every room.
  • Practice your escape plan with an exit drill every six months.
  • Pick a meeting place outside your home where everyone should gather once they’ve left the building.
  • If a smoke detector sounds in your home, leave immediately.
  • Crawl low under smoke.
  • Call 911 using a neighbor’s phone.
  • Do not go back inside for any reason.

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