State Fire Marshal’s Office Life Safety Trailers Hit the Road for Education
The State Fire Marshal’s Office’s mission is to identify, develop, and promote ways and means of protecting life and property from fire-related perils through direct action and coordination of Utah Fire Services.
One important way in which the Fire Marshal’s Office works toward that mission is through education about fire prevention and safety.
Life Safety Houses
To help provide fire safety education, the Fire Marshal’s Office maintains eight Life Safety House trailers throughout Utah.
These trailers are great tools for teaching many fire and life safety topics. Each Life Safety House is equipped to teach:
- Fire escape from a child’s bedroom with the use of smoke, smoke alarms, and a heated door
- Kitchen fire prevention and safety with the use of a stove, pan, toaster, sink, microwave, and fire extinguisher
- Injury prevention: including burns, poison, drowning, firearm safety, seat belt use, and helmet use
- Fireplace safety
- Match and lighter safety
- Alarms – carbon monoxide, smoke alarms and smoke alarms with strobe.
Busy Time of Year
With school back in session and National Fire Prevention Week, the Fire Marshal’s trailers have been in demand. Some details about the recent activity for the trailers is as follows:
- Towns using the trailers range as far as Logan to St George, Richfield to Thatcher, Utah.
- In September, the Life Safety Trailers visited 7 different fire departments, reaching an estimated 2,600 Utahns, most of whom were youth.
- In October, the trailers are anticipated to visit 12 different fire departments.
- The Fire Marshal’s Office estimates that during October, 15,200 to 22,000 Utahns will go through the trailers.
- Some fire departments are trying to visit every elementary school in their district.
To read more about the State Fire Marshal’s Office life and safety education program, visit https://firemarshal.utah.gov/fire-life-safety-education/