SCOTT, La. (KLFY) — COVID-19 has changed the way we do a lot of things, but the Scott Fire Department isn’t letting the disease stop them from educating kids on fire safety.
“Fires start in seconds, spread in minutes, only giving residents on average three to five minutes to safely escape,” said Scott Fire Chief Chad Sonnier. “Educating young children on fire and fire related hazards is a vital part of any successful fire prevention program.”
Sonnier said as a result of cooking being the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries, the theme of this year’s Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 4-10) is “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen.”
The department has come up with a new contact-less curriculum that will allow them to educate students in a virtual manner:
- A fire safety video utilizing Sparky the Fire Dog will be created on our YouTube channel.