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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 7, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta -Wednesday, Otlober 7, 1970 THE UTHBRIDGE HERAIO 21 In My nion By CHRISTINE PUHL Herald Staff Writer OPERATION will be held throughout Leth- bridge tonight at 8 o'clock. No it's not a secret spy episode. It's Exit Drill In The Home, to be held in connection ,with Fire Pre- vention Week. Doug Rometz, a Lethbridge fire prevention officer says for some reason there were more home fires tills year than for many years in Lethbridge. Most fatal fires occur between midnight and 6 a.m. That means all the family, is asleep. To ensure safety, there should be a pre-arranged fire signal and two avenues of escape in each room. Each family is requested to set up a fire drill in 'the home' which will be run off tonight at 8 when the sirens sound. To make the drill as realistic as possible, hold them occasionally after dark and as a surprise. Pre- tend a stairway or major escape route is cut ,off by fire. Have everyone pretend to be caught in the heat, and crouch to get as much fresh air as possible with wet cloth over the face to cut out smoke. For children, a fire drill should be a wise mix- ture of seriousness and a a scary ex- perience. But don't neglect these drills for fear of alarming children, because without practice too often they piti- fully hide under the bed, which means almost certain disaster. The simplest filings can cause a fire. Anything electrical; can fail. An appliance left plugged in, may heat and ignite the counter under it and next, the whole house. Just that fast. Mr. Kometz an incident in Lethbridge where an extension cord heated the rug over it enough to cause a fire when no one was around. Occu- pants in the house had walked over the cord until the rubber was worn away. Already this year, two near fatalities' have re- sulted from c hi Id re n-. playing with lighters and .matches. Wax spilled ou a burnerignites immediately and I know from personal experience, it was almost im- possible to put out even with two pounds of salt poured over it. If grease is aflame, throwing water on it will cause the fire to erupt, causing painful bums. Never run outside with the pan because the flames may blow back and ignite your own clothing. Just pour salt or baking powder over it and smoth- er with a lid. Always have these aids handy. If you enter a room and smell gas, don't switch on the light. Ventilate the room and call the gas company. There are a few rules to follow in case of fire emergencies in the home. Always keep bedroom and hall doors closed be- cause fire can sweep up stairs or down halls with amazing speed. Storm windows and screens should be easily de- tachable for a second exit. Children may be lowered by arms and dropped into bushes or hang a sheet ciu for rescue service. Don't panic and jump. A home fire alarm signal should always be ar- ranged even if it is the simplest hollering, pounding on walls, whistles or automatic fire warning equip- ment. Getting out fast is the main rule and never risk lives to gather valuables., Test doors by feeling if the panels are warm or leaking smoke. Deadly smoke or intense heat may await on the other side. In the Friday, Oct. 3, edition of The Herald was a picture of a house filled with fire hazards. Any children marking four of these and taking it to any city fire station will receive a Junior Firefighters card. This is a good item for parents to bring to their children's attention, making them more aware of fire hazards. Fire drills will also he conducted in all the schools this week with a distribution of home fire drill pamph- lets. Let's all join in and make this a fire-free year for our home. In my opinion, fire prevention saves a lot of pain and possibly life. THE PERFECT MEAL FOR NORTH PLAZA FLORIST 618 13th St. N. 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