Safer Heating: Kerosene Heaters

Use these tips for all types of space heaters.

Gas-fueled heating devices pose extra hazards because of the danger of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Be sure your heater is in good working condition, with no carbon buildup in the exhaust parts. Your heater should have an emergency shut off in case it tips over.

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10th Annual Fire Safety Poster Contest

Calling all student artists…

Prevention 1st’s 10th Annual Fire Safety Poster Contest is underway!

Click here for details, rules and PRIZES!

Teaching Teens With I/DD Fire Safety: Classroom Plans and Modules

Effective fire prevention and survival skills—life skills that can protect young lives now and in their future lives—are more than school fire drills, a session of stop, drop and roll, or a mention of pot holders during a cooking lesson. Children and teens with intellectual disabilities are at higher for preventable injuries, including fire and …CONTINUE READING

Poster Contest Winners Celebrate Fire Prevention

 

Jaylen Decoste (center front) with classmates who submitted posters from School #42

April has been a month of celebrations for the winners of the 2017 Prevention 1st Home Fire Drill Poster Contest. Winners received a pizza party for their classroom as well as Wal-Mart gift certificates.

The winner in the 3rd and 4th …CONTINUE READING

2017 Home Fire Drill Poster Contest Winners

Johniel Torres, 2nd grade, School 35

Jaylen DeCoste, 4th grade, School 42

Colin Brunson, 5th grade, School 42

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to our 9th annual Home Fire Drill Poster Contest Winners! Prevention 1st received nearly 200 entries from students from across the Rochester City School …CONTINUE READING

Healthy Cooking Should Be Fire-Safe Cooking

Cooking is the most common cause of home fires. Foodlink, a regional food bank serving 10 counties in Greater Rochester, New York, has partnered with Prevention 1st to incorporate safety into its Cooking Matters courses that help families learn about healthy cooking.

Through support from Wegmans Food Markets and Community Health Strategies, Prevention 1st has …CONTINUE READING

Senior Safety Marshals Help Reduce Fire Risk

In the crowded Lily Café, the Prevention 1st Senior Safety Marshals know how to get and keep the attention of their peers. They begin their presentation with a stark fact: “People our age are 6 times more likely to die in a fire.”

The Senior Safety Marshals then share stories of mistakes they themselves have …CONTINUE READING

Close Your Door to Prevent Fire Deaths

One simple action, closing your bedroom door, could save your life.

Tests by UL’s Firefighter Safety Research Institute found that in the event of a fire rooms with an open door showed temperatures over 1,000°F, while a room with a closed door had temperatures at only 100°F. Research also showed that a closed door kept …CONTINUE READING

Teaching People With Intellectual Disabilities to Live Independently and Safely

Prevention 1st has entered the exciting next phase in its development of an evaluated curriculum for teaching safety to people with intellectual disabilities, thanks to grants from the Developmental Disabilities Giving Circle of the Rochester Area Community Foundation and the Jane L. and Laurence C. Glazer Charitable Trust.

More people with intellectual disabilities are choosing …CONTINUE READING

Yes, You Do Still Have to Check Your Alarms

New York has became the latest state to pass legislation requiring that all smoke alarms sold have “long-life” batteries. So why are Mikey and Prevention 1st still telling you to test your alarms when you change your clocks?

Even for smoke alarms that have long-life batteries—or are hard-wired—it’s still important to make sure the alarm …CONTINUE READING