of Fire Prevention
Be fire safety smart right from the start.
The Moorestown Fire Department realizes one of the best ways
to prevent fire is to have an informed community. Being alert today
can mean being alive tomorrow. Through our fire prevention
programs, we strive to inform our community on ways to prevent
fire and how to mitigate the effects of fire to life and property.
Our first Fire Prevention Program was developed in 1973 by
Fire Marshal Robert J. Worrell. Known as “Fireman Bob”
to most school age children, Fire Marshal Worrell's initial program evolved
into a successful, educational, interactive Open House each
year during Fire Prevention Week.
This Year Will Mark our 38th Year of Fire Prevention Activities
The Division of Fire Prevention has planned many Fire Safety events for this year's National Fire Prevention Week.
Our fire trucks will visit the pre-schools and elementary schools up to third grade during the month of October. Our firefighters will display firefighting equipment as they teach children good fire safety habits.
Students K-3rd grades at all Moorestown elementary schools will attend Fire Safety assemblies that feature Puppeteer Ray Farrell with his puppets performing fire safety education shows.
Annual Fire Safety Open House
We will again present our Annual Fire Safety OPEN HOUSE at Hose Co. Station 311 located at 261 West Main Street. The display will take place on Friday, October 14, 2011 beginning at 7:00 pm and ending at 9:00 pm.
The kids will get to participate in the 5 Step Life Safety Program (roll out of bed, crawl low in smoke, feel the door, stop-drop & roll, and call 9-1-1 practice). Afterwards they will have the opportunity to use a real fire hose, play fire safety games, and observe aerial ladder trucks and antique fire equipment displays. Fire truck rides will be provided by the Maple Shade & Lenola Fire Companies. For adults, there will be fire extinguisher demonstrations and an abundance of fire safety handouts to help make homes fire safe. Moorestown Emergency Squad will perform demonstrations and conduct vehicles tours. As always, the Moorestown Fire Police will be on duty to direct vehicle parking and pedestrian traffic.
Come out and get free Fire Department Trading Cards, plastic fire hats and fire safety information. Bring your camera to take pictures with your volunteer firefighters and Sparky the Fire Dog. Pluggie the Fire Hydrant Robot will also be present for pictures. Free snacks and refreshments will be available. The Merchantville Fire Company will be handing out free pop corn.
Adopt-a-Fire Hydrant for the Winter
Our “Adopt-a-Fire Hydrant” program began in 2001. This is a winter time activity designed strictly for fourth graders. Upon receipt of a signed parental consent form, the fire department assigns that child a fire hydrant closest to his/her home. When it snows, the child shovels a clear path to the front of the hydrant and clears 36 inches around the hydrant creating a passageway for firefighters to make hose hook-ups. This activity helps build respect for fire safety. It shows youth that they can help in protecting not only their home, but the homes of friends and neighbors. The following spring, the children are invited to the fire house to receive special gifts and to have their pictures taken. Their photos will to be featured in the “NewsWeekly”, a local newspaper.
Moorestown Annual Great Escape Contest
This contest teaches children how to escape their home in case of a fire emergency. Through the school systems, we ask all second graders to submit pre-planned Home Fire Escape drawings showing:
- Two ways out of every room
- The location of each smoke detector in the home
- A meeting place outside of the home
- The location of the house address numbers on the structure
- The proper emergency phone number for the Moorestown Fire Dept., Emergency Squad & Police Dept.
Each school has one winner, out of which a grand prize winner is chosen. The “Grand Prize Winner” is awarded a $200.00 savings bond and a ride on a fire truck in the Annual Moorestown Lions Club Christmas Parade scheduled for the first Saturday in December.
Firesetter's Intervention Program
Department Trading Cards
or Impaired Special Response Information
FIRE SAFETY TIPS FROM THE FIRE MARSHAL
Child Fire Safety Brochure
Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Remember: Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery
Fire Prevention Related links:
Smokey the Bear
Sparky the Fire Dog