Fire departments across the country visit local elementary schools to teach fire prevention to children and it sparks something inside of them that makes them curious and excited about firefighting.
On these visits, students run through escape scenarios and learn about what to do in the event of a fire at home. Children also get to hop into the fire truck and learn about firefighting equipment.
We want to make sure children receive the education and training they need but also protect them from any potential exposure to harmful contaminants.
Kids size turnout gear.
In addition to keeping our firefighters safe, we also want to keep our kids safe. We manufacturer kids size turnout gear for departments to use specifically during fire prevention training at elementary schools.
Our goal is to embrace the heroic nature of firefighting and allow children an opportunity to put on a firefighter’s jacket and pant to learn what it really feels like to be in their shoes!
How Departments are Using It
Our first set was made for Washington Township Fire Department in New Jersey, and judging from the huge smile in the photos below, the kids loved it.
Firefighter Adam Seczech of Washington Township Fire Department explained the positive reactions the gear brought:
“It was a huge success with the kids in all of our schools. They got a kick out of wearing firefighter gear that actually fit them. It was also nice knowing they were not exposed to any harmful contaminants. Thanks Fire-Dex!”
In addition to fire prevention training, Washington Township Fire Department uses it during open houses and takes it to various community event days throughout the year, allowing them to better interact with the communities they are protecting.
When the gear is not being used, they store it in a box in the office to prevent contamination and UV damage, ensuring our children stay safe.
How Can Your Department Get a Set?
Please contact your local Fire-Dex Distributor for more information regarding availability and pricing. Please note this gear is not NFPA certified.