Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. A fire can be anywhere.
- According to the NFPA*, in 2016 there were 352,000 home fires, and 3 out of 5 fire deaths occurred in homes without smoke alarms.
- Less than 50% of homeowners have an escape plan.
- Carbon monoxide is the #1 cause of accidental death.
These facts and statistics are reasons why your home needs to be equipped with the proper amount of fire safety equipment and alarms. Fire Safety Awareness Month is a great time to kick start your families commitment to fire safety! (Source: https://www.nfpa.org/fpw)
And there is no better way to kick start your family’s fire safety commitment than by visiting the Toledo Firefighter Museum. We are fortunate to have such an amazing resource in Toledo.
Not only does it commemorate all those who have sacrificed for our safety, it illustrate the advances in fire safety over the decades/centuries, & it also offers an invaluable teaching mechanism upstairs, “Jed’s Room”, a fire simulator space that helps children see how a fire and smoke spreads, why they need to stay low to the ground, how to escape, and more! They also offer the children the opportunity to try on some of the firefighter gear which is important, we don’t want young children to hide and be scared of firefighters in the case of a fire, we want them to seek them and get out safety.
Toledo Firefighter Museum
Address: 918 W Sylvania Ave, Toledo, OH 43612
Phone: (419) 478-3473
Hours: Saturdays 12-4pm or by appointment (perfect for groups-playgroups, Scouts, etc.)