Through a 2009 Firefighters Assistance Grant for $40,000, we were able to secure funding for our new Scotty Built Fire Prevention Safe House. Each year our dedicated Fire Prevention Team, led by Deputy Germaine, teaches hundreds of Carver children fire safety. This program takes place both at our Central Fire Station and at the Carver Elementary School. In the past, we have had to borrow an older Plymouth County Safe House, where there was only one unit available for the whole county. Now we have our own!
We have utilized this new mobile classroom many times to teach our Kindergarten through third graders many fire prevention lessons. These lessons include: Meeting Spots, Dialing 911, Firefighters Are Your Friends, Developing Home Fire Escape Routes, Stop Drop and Roll and many other important lessons. Our Fire Safety Trailer is still a work in progress, with plans on getting a portable generator and camera system. The unit has a built in smoke machine for teaching children how to stay low and crawl under the smoke filled rooms. It also has heated doors to teach children how to feel a door to check if it is hot, as well as a real working fire prevention kitchen for teaching kitchen fire safety. This unit was a great investment for our community and the safety of our greatest assets – Our Children!