Fire safety education saves lives, and through a partnership between the Hudson Fire Department and Western Reserve Hospital, community children are finding fun new ways to learn about fire safety.
The hospital will be providing the Hudson Fire Department with supplies for their fire safety education program. This annual program helps introduce basic fire safety procedures to children in daycares, pre-schools and in bother private and public schools grades K-3. These supplies include a variety of child-specific education tools, such as pencils, crayons, coloring books and other hands-on items designed to engage children in fun activities while educating them.
“For children and adults, knowing how to respond to and prepare for an unexpected fire is paramount to living in safety,” said Dr. Robert Kent, President and CEO of Western Reserve Hospital. “It is crucial to begin teaching fire safety at a young age, and we appreciate the opportunity to partner with the Hudson Fire Department to help educate children about this necessary, life-saving information.”
The Hudson Fire Department preserves and protects the lives and property of the community by providing emergency services. These services include fire suppression, the rescue of victims, hazardous material management, rescue from vehicle entrapment, building collapse or water rescue, and public education on fire safety. The department also enforces safety codes during the construction and lifecycle of a new building.
“The supplies provided by Western Reserve Hospital will help immensely in expanding the type of items we can offer to the children during our fire safety classes,” said Hudson Fire Chief Jerry Varnes. “We greatly appreciate the support from the hospital.”