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Last Updated: 2010-01-11

Fire Safety House

The Fire Safety House is a tool for teaching fire and life safety to the public. It is taken to community events, schools and special activities on a regular basis. This unit is a 26’ enclosed trailer that was purchased through a Federal grant. It features a full kitchen equipped with digital and laser props which allows visitors to use a fire extinguisher in a clean fire simulation atmosphere. Instructors guide visitors through a number of different types of fires common to a kitchen environment. The other end of the trailer is equipped as a bedroom. It enables the instructor to teach valuable skills relating to night time fires and appropriate response to a smoke alarm activation. It even is outfitted with a window whereby visitors can practice escaping if the bedroom door is too hot.

The trailer is also equipped with a weather package. This feature allows the instructor to simulate, through both audio and video, a hurricane, tornado and flooding conditions. The simulated conditions are very realistic and set the need for training. The instructor can deliver important safety tips on how to positively react to each of these events.

Because of the high demand for this program, requests for the Fire Safety House must be submitted in writing to the Fire Marshal at 201 East Franklin Street, Richmond, VA 23219. Requests should include the date, time, location, approximate number of participants, contact name and telephone number. Scheduling of the Fire Safety House is done on a “first come, first served” basis.

Contact Information:

Fire Department
City of Richmond
201 E. Franklin St.
Richmond, VA
23219 USA
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Phone: (804)646-2500

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