Danielle Robertson, from the Charlton Fire Department, MA, explains how the Hazard House and Hazard Kitchen fire safety props have become staples of their bi-annual Open House event.
“Every two years, we invite families at an Open House Event at the fire station. We prepare all kinds of activities for kids like fire hose games, aerial scope bucket rides and animation by our mascots, Smokey and Sparky.”
“The Hazard House and Hazard Kitchen fire safety awareness simulators are always very popular, and get a lot of attention from all groups – including teens and homeowners. Most attendees will remember their experience from the previous year and go “Yeah! The Hazard House is back!” There are so many safety messages built in this equipment that you could bring up a new thematic to different audiences every time. Attention means retention!”
The Charlton Fire Department provides educational programs to all groups within the community, including targeted programs for school children like Fire Safety Week and Operation Safe Prom, along with presentations at The Charlton Senior Center and other senior homes.
Danielle Robertson activating scenes on the Hazard House - Large Group fire safety props using the wireless remote.
Danielle Robertson demonstrating the "flaming pot" simulation on the Hazard Kitchen fire safety props, next to the Hazard Apartment model.