Mobile fire safety house in Pennsylvania designed to prepare kids for fire dangers

  • Source: The York Dispatch
  • Published: 11/05/2019 12:00 AM

York City firefighters have a new tool to teach children about the dangers of fires, how to prevent them and ways to escape a burning home. The city's fire safety house is a haulable trailer that's been turned into a mobile classroom, with bleachers for kids to sit on, mock rooms including a kitchen, bedroom and living area, a window so children can practice climbing to safety and more, according to Lisa Altland. "It's equipped with smoke detectors, a smoke machine and a phone for (mock) calling 911," she said. "The door actually heats up to show children what to do if they're caught in a fire." Altland, the wife of retired York City Assistant Fire Chief Greg Altland, said she started raising money for the fire safety house about three years ago.


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