Located at: 13790 Manchester Rd, Manchester, MO 63021 Website
From the Safety House’s webpage:
“Safety House was created through funding in the 2012 Proposition L bond issue. The curriculum engages children and families through interactions with West County paramedics and firefighters.
Children learn through hands on activities focusing on:
- developing a family fire evacuation plan
- the proper way to use a fire extinguisher
- how to extinguish various types of kitchen fires
- planning for weather situations such as a tornado and other natural disasters
- first aid and poison control
- the proper way to escape from a room by safely climbing out of a window
- understanding the tools used by firefighters including the opportunity to tour and explore a retired fire truck and ambulance”
My boys thoroughly enjoyed this adventure! They were able to climb on a fire truck and an ambulance, push the buttons to turn on the lights, control the steering wheel, etc.
The kids also watched a short video to learn about the importance of creating a plan of escape and meeting plan in the event of a fire. After the video, the kids heard a short story on the same topic and were able to see a real firefighter dressed in their full gear in order to help the kids learn that they shouldn’t run from them in a real fire.
After the Safety House event, we took a tour of the fire station on property. It was a great memorable day for every one!
Tours typically have a minimum of 10 participants. Book a tour by sending an email to Kelly Cobb at firstname.lastname@example.org.