Each year, children set more than 100,000 fires, according to the United States Fire Administration (USFA). And children make up nearly a quarter of all fire-related deaths. About 40 percent of fires that kill children under 5 years old are set by children playing with fire.
Two weeks ago, in honor of National Fire Prevention Week, firefighters spent the day at the Assumption school teaching the children the do's and don'ts of fire safety. The firefighters taught the students how to properly dial 911 to report an emergency along with teaching each student how to identify and correct hazards throughout the home. The students were engaged in fire safety activities that helped them to talk and learn about the dangers of fire.