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Elks sponsor fire safety house during 2014 Sweet Corn Days

July 25, 2014
By Michael Tidemann - Staff Writer , Estherville News

The Estherville Elks Lodge #528 is sponsoring the Blank Children's Hospital Fire Safety House 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2 during Sweet Corn Days.

The Fire Safety House has taught many children and adults in our area how to recognize fire hazards and not to hide, but to get out alive.

Similar in appearance to a motor home, the Fire Safety House is a mobile, wheelchair-accessible fire safety educational tool which contains the three rooms where fires start most frequently - the kitchen, living room and bedroom. Some of the life-saving procedures taught are how to crawl under smoke, how to feel a door before opening it, how to use a fire escape ladder, what a smoke detector sounds like and how to call 911.

For more information about the Fire Safety House visit to Estherville, contact Jen Sylvester at 402-641-4659 or or find them on Facebook @Elks Lodge #528.

Each child will need a signed consent form before going through the trailer. A copy may be obtained the day before by contacting Jen.



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