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Teaching Children Fire Safety
Every year children start over 71 thousand fires. Seventeen thousand of those fires start in homes.
It was early December, 2011 when a child started a fire in Austin. Austin firefighters concluded that a 3-year-old child was playing with a lighter and caused a fire at a south Austin apartment Complex. Fortunately, no one was hurt.
Children are curious by nature, so how do parents drive home the danger of fire? One man has developed a program credited with lowering these types of incidents.
Dr. Robert Cole is a psychology professor at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He is a nationally respected authority on teaching fire safety to young children.
Dr. Cole visited We Are Austin Mornings to share his knowledge and some teaching techniques.
For more of Dr. Cole’s tips, visit his website at http://www.fireproofchildren.com/.