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Montecito Fire provides fire education to local schools during Fire Prevention Week

By Montecito Fire
Oct 08, 2012 at 01:35 PM

October 8, 2012 - In honor of Fire Prevention Week, The Montecito Fire District will be teaching fire safety to elementary school children within the Montecito Community.

From October 12th through October 19th, fire engine companies will visit seven schools, educating over 800 children how to be prepared in the case of an emergency. Topics will cover how to react in the case of a fire, including: "Stop Drop and Roll" and "Crawl Low in Smoke" for preschool through second grade; and the Fire Safety Trailer will be used with 3rd and 4th graders. The Fire Safety Trailer simulates real fire situations within the home. The children learn how to spot fire hazards in the home, the five most important things to say when dialing 9-1-1, and how to exit the home quickly and safely.

The children enjoy these visits while taking home invaluable information. Parents are encouraged to discuss and practice their "Emergency Plan" as a family.


October 8th
10:30 am: YMCA Pre-School

October 9th
10:30 am: Mount Carmel School K-2;

October 10th
10:30 am: Crane Country Day School K-2

October 11th
10:30 am: Montecito Union Elementary School K-2 
1:30 pm: Montecito Union Elementary School K-2

October 12 th
10:30 am: All Saints Pre-School (2 groups)

Week 2:

October 15 th
10:30 am: El Montecito Presbyterian K-2
1:30 pm: Mount Carmel School 3rd -4th

October 16th 
10:30 am: Crane Country Day School 3rd -4th

1:30 pm: Montecito Union Elementary School 3rd -4th

October 18th 
10:30 am: Laguna Blanca Elementary School K-2
1:30 pm: Laguna Blanca Elementary School 3rd -4th

October 19th
10:30 am: Cold Springs School K-2 
1:30 pm: Cold Springs School 3rd -4th

Here are a few links that provide online games and other resources you and your children can use together to learn more about fire safety!

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