Sunday cartoon: Practice exit drills in the home

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BURRILLVILLE – With the winter and holiday season quickly approaching, it’s a great time to practice exit drills in the home, while the weather is still mild and pleasant during the fall season. It’s much better to establish safe meeting places after practicing exit drills now, rather than later.

October is Fire Prevention Month, and fire departments across the area are encouraging everyone to replace their smoke alarm batteries before the end of October in order to help keep families safer in case of an apartment or house fire during the upcoming winter and holiday season, when fire probability increases significantly.

The Fearless Dino Protector Squad coloring cartoon reminds kids to always go to a safe place in case of a fire. A brand new Fearless Dino Protector Squad Family Home Fire and Burn Prevention series of prerecorded and live DJ public service announcements will be airing every weekend during the popular Saturday Block Party radio show on Woonsocket’s, WOON Radio Station 1240 AM/ 99.5 FM or tune in at onworldwide.com beginning this weekend, and airing every weekend until the last Saturday in December, reminding family listeners about a variety of fire safety and burn prevention topics focused on kids. The Saturday Block Party is broadcast live on the radio and on the internet, streaming every Saturday from 4 to 7p.m. Cruisin’ Bruce Palmer is a very popular car show DJ across Rhode Island, and is also the radio show DJ. You can call the radio station directly at (401) 766-1240 with your favorite song requests throughout the broadcast, or email and Facebook message Cruisin’ Bruce with your song requests. They have been airing a Buckleupallofus and The Safe And The Serious vehicle and traffic safety series of public safety announcements focusing on child passenger safety from Memorial Day weekend through the last Saturday in September during the busy car show season.

The automotive events season is coming to an end soon, so the focus has changed to kids and family home fire safety and burn prevention over the coming weeks and months. If you haven’t practiced exit drills in your home yet, please do so, and please change the batteries in your smoke alarms. Smoke alarms should be placed on every level of your home. Designate a safe meeting place away from your apartment or home in case of a fire.

Watch for more kids and family fire safety and burn prevention coloring cartoons with related articles in the months of November and December. All of this information and coloring cartoons for kids could help save someone’s life.

Jim Weicherding is a Burrillville resident, and the founder and creator of an award-winning traffic safety effort Seasons of Safety. Weicherding contributes kids’ coloring cartoons, which can be printed and used to help parents discuss safety issues with their children. He has a long list of police officers and firefighters in his family and has worked with law enforcement and firefighters in a creative public safety capacity for more than two decades.

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