With Fire Prevention Week in mind, the Boardman Fire Department wants you and your family to be prepared in case disaster strikes.
It's been a busy week of training for the firefighters. This training is a little different because it is actually the schools across the community who are getting trained.
The department is bringing their mobile fire safety classroom to the schools. It's essentially a small house on wheels where they can do hands-on training and walkthroughs with the kids.
While the kids are learning some basic safety tips, new research shows what parents can do to help their kids survive in a fire.
“Probably one of the big things right now is sleeping with your bedroom door closed. A lot of kids still sleep with them open. When they are open, that just allows smoke, heat and fire to get into rooms,” said Lt. James Yocum.
The firefighters also teach students the importance of smoke detectors and how to escape a room filled with smoke by getting low and crawling to get out.