Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Greenville Fire and TASKS team up to Promote Fire Safety

Greenville Fire recently took delivery of an inflatable fire safety house to be used for educating Darke County youth on fire dangers present in the home. The fire safety house includes a kitchen area, bedroom, living room, working smoke detectors, and an escape shoot for students to practice crawling out of a smoke-filled environment. The safety house is also equipped with a smoke machine that will enable firefighters to fill the house with stage smoke that can create a safe learning environment for the children to learn smoke behavior. Throughout the house are safety banners with tips for kitchen safety, exit drills in the home, and safe use of candles/matches/lighters.

Funding for the fire safety house was provided by Greenville area businesses and lead donor TASKS, Inc. (Teaching About Safety Kids Style). TASKS is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit established to fund youth safety initiatives in Darke County. TASKS, Inc. is excited to participate in this project, as more than 1,200 Greenville children in grades K-5 are expected to go through this fire safety house annually. The safety house is also expected to be used throughout the county when not being used by the Greenville Fire Department.

Pictured above are Greenville Fire Department officials, along with several board members of TASKS, Inc. in front of the fire safety house. From left to right: Lieutenant Jeremy Brandenburg, Safety and Services Director Curt Garrison, TASKS board members Scott Garrison, Brian Pearson, and Bob Frey, Assistant Chief Shannon Fritz, Chief Russell Thompson, and Captain Shawn Brandenburg.

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