Fire Prevention

Wendelville offers a wide variety of fire prevention resources for adults and children.

WFC Fire Prevention Training

Wendelville offers fire prevention training to local groups throughout Western New York with the goal to educate everyone about simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe.

In a fire, mere seconds can mean the difference between a safe escape and a tragedy. Fire safety education isn't just for school children. Teenagers, adults, and the elderly are also at risk in fires, making it important for every member of the community to take some time to make sure they understand how to stay safe in case of a fire. Training topics include (but are not limited to) planning an escape route, testing smoke alarms, choosing an outside meeting place and practicing home fire drills.

Wendelville's Fire Prevention Trailer is designed to show people of all ages how to react in the event of a fire. Equipped with smoke alarms, a phone to dial 911 and individual rooms to simulate a house, the trailer is used to demonstrate how to escape using a pre-defined family fire plan. The trailer also used theatrical smoke to provide the participants the ability to escape with and without smoke in the house. To schedule a visit, complete and submit our Contact Form.

Other Fire Prevention Resources for Adults
Smoke Detectors
Make sure you have smoke alarms in every sleeping room. Put smoke alarms at least 10 feet from a cooking appliance. Replace smoke alarms when they are 10 years old. Test smoke alarms at least once a month using the test button.
Home Escape Plan
Make a home escape plan. Practice the plan with everyone in your household. Teach children how to escape on their own in case you cannot help them. Teach children to feel the door before escaping.
Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Install carbon monoxide alarms outside each separate sleeping area. Test carbon monoxide alarms at least once a month. Make sure all vents are clear of snow and other debris. Use portable generators outdoors in a well-ventilated area away from your home.

Other Fire Prevention Resources for Children