Fire Prevention 2019

Fire prevention

This year’s FPW campaign, “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!” works to educate everyone about the small but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe.

Did you know?In a typical home fire, you may have as little as one to two minutes to escape safely from the time the smoke alarm sounds. Escape planning and practice can help you make the most of the time you have,giving everyone enough time to get out.

Plan ahead for your escape. Make your home escape plan and practice today.

Be a hero

How do you define a hero? Is it…a person who is courageous and performs good deeds? Someone who comes to the aid of others, even at personal risk?

A hero can be all of those things. A hero can also be…someone who takes small, but important actions to keep themselves and those around them safe from fire. When it comes to fire safety, maybe you’re already a hero in your household or community. If not, maybe you’re feeling inspired to become one. It's easy to take that first step - make your home escape plan!


Fire Prevention Winners 2019


Fire Chief Gus Danielides announced the winners of this year's fire prevention contest. Ms. Pearson is very proud of all our Nathan Hale students who participated in this year's poster and essay contest.


The cheers of Nathan Hale students could be heard across the firehouse driveway as each child returned to the group after shooting the fire hose. It was definitely the coolest part of the visit to the Whiting Fire Department during Fire Prevention Week."We're showing kids what to do when there's a fire in their house," said Gus Danielides, WFD Chief. "We also show them what a firefighter does." The fire house visits provide a chance for firefighters to warn children about the dangers of playing with fire.