Fire Safety Tools Save a Young Life

Fire Safety Tools Save a Young Life
Posted on 10/14/2019
(from Jim Mackinnon Beacon Journal)

Barb Fisher is especially ecstatic one of her first-graders from last school year paid particular attention during a two-hour fire safety class.

The lesson, using a kit put together by The Hartford insurance company and used by schools nationwide, saved the life of Zhiouli Wilson this past May in Akron.

“She was trapped in the basement and could not get out,” recalled Fisher, 51, who for the past 12 years has been teaching at Seiberling Community Learning Center off Brittain Road.

But the girl, just 6, remembered The Hartford’s “Junior Fire Marshal” instructions from a week earlier in Fisher’s classroom. She covered herself up and got low to the floor, protecting herself until firefighters arrived. Read more at >>.

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