The ”North American” Fire Culture
What seems to be missing in every day public education is basic fire safety information that every citizen deserves to know. Considering that people are on their own until the fire department arrives wouldn’t it be great if they understood basic fire science so they don’t waste time looking for the cause of the fire or gathering all their belongings etc (thinking they have time). This information would help people understand why smoke alarms, home escape plans, home escape ladders, and fire prevention education is imperative. The first 5 minutes are critical for life safety, and people have to know how to take care of themselves, and know what to expect from a fire and its by-products.. But the public generally does not understand, why? Because the fire department is very good at telling people what to do like get smoke alarms, have a home escape plan, stop drop and roll, and prevent fires. Of course this is good information. But the public needs to understand fire and the dangers attached to it. The social change agents at FireED are raising more awareness to the fire problem and implementing solutions one preventable fire at a time! But your help is needed to tackle this gigantic feat!